CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Wild, Wonderful West Virginia has announced the names of the black bears – Courage and Pride – featured on the Rose Parade float showcasing Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. The float, a partnership between WVU Medicine Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will participate in the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year’s Day.
Nominations for the names of the two black bears were submitted by West Virginia residents via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The final names were selected by the float riders, former patients of WVU Medicine Children’s.
The theme for the 127th Rose Parade is “Find Your Adventure.” The WVU Medicine Children’s Float celebrates the Mountain State’s four seasons and abundant recreational opportunities–including whitewater rafting, golfing, biking, fishing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. The state animal, bird and flower are featured, in addition to the iconic New River Gorge Bridge and Greenbrier Resort Springhouse.
For more information about the WVU Children’s Miracle Float, visit the float website at www.miraclenewyear.com.