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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly Pomona Rose Parade float honored

The Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float "Stargrazers" in the 2022 Rose Parade.
Tom Zasadzinski
Cal Poly Pomona
The Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float "Stargrazers" in the 2022 Rose Parade.

Float in 2022 parade also features special tribute to Cal Poly SLO graduate, and football legend John Madden.

The annual Rose Parade float created by students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and Cal Poly Pomona received the parade's annual animation award.

The 2022 float was called "Stargrazers," and it payed tribute to the classic Mother Goose fairy tale "Hey Diddle Diddle." The float featured a cow jumping over the moon, but this cow was wearing a jetpack.

More than 80 students from both campuses worked on the float. It was seen by an estimated 70 million people around the world on television.

The float makers made a last minute addition to the float to pay tribute to pro football legend John Madden, who died over the holidays. Madden played football at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo., and was a Cal Poly graduate.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.