Welcome to our Community
The Santa Clara Parade of Champions (SCPOC) has been a time-honored legacy in Santa Clara since 1945. Generations of Santa Clarans have never forgotten the memories and sense of community that the parade reinforced year after year. Our 501c3 Non profit organization of grass roots volunteers are grateful to our Champions for the generous support in bringing back our beloved 52-year-old parade after a 24 year hiatus--we made history together!
In 2019 we had 10K in attendance and over 2K in the parade. There were amazing custom floats and 20ft Balloons, marching bands from around the Bay Area, WWII Veterans, Rosie the Riveter, Blue Star Moms, professional and youth sports and community groups, cultural, civic and business leaders. Even our Grand Marshals have deep roots in Santa Clara--Champions like Brandi Chastain, Jerry Smith, Carney Lansford, and Paul Rosa all came out in support of our historic return. Please watch highlights of our 2019 parade anytime under the Parade History tab.
What a difference a year makes--no one expected 2020 to be a year of Pandemic. We are proud of our City Leadership, Schools and Community's response to pay tribute to their front line heroes in our first ever 2020 Virtual Parade of Champions. Over 120 videos were submitted! Thank you for your generous donation of time and sponsorship of this one-of-a-kind commemorative virtual event! Together is how we will get through it.
We are thankful to the City of Santa Clara for their community grant and the wonderful generosity of our sponsors
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Christmas 4 Kids
Thank you Santa Clara for showing off your community spirit this Fall. Proud of our Virtual Parade. You did it! You reminded us all why we love Santa Clara.
As we approach Thanksgiving this week and the beginning of our Christmas season--we want to thank you, our community, for the tremendous support during the most challenging of years in recent history.
We are missing gatherings this year and our get togethers will be mostly virtual for now. So spread the Holiday Cheer and if you can, please help out our local underserved kids with donated Toys.
Please shop Amazon or drop off at any of these three sites:
Santa Clara Police
Mission City Grill.
Learn more at SantaClaraRotary.org for details.
A Platform for Doing Good
Since 1945, the SCPOC has brought Santa Clarans together to showcase their Champions from Sports, Civic and Business leaders, Culture and Arts, to Entertainment and now Tech. The entire city would gather in its Historic Downtown (founded in 1852) to celebrate their heritage, community spirit, and pride every year. It has been one of the longest-running unifying events in the history of Santa Clara. Lifelong Memories were made, and community bonds strengthened for generations to follow.
Santa Clara Parade of Champions returns to its historic downtown center again, and the celebration continues with Custom Floats and Helium Balloons where Art meets Technology, School Marching Bands, Drill and Cheerleading teams, STEAM and Robotic Clubs, Little League Champs, Girl and Boy Scouts, Veterans and ROTC, Dance/Gymnastics Schools, Aquamaids, Olympians and the World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard. The list is long because Santa Clara historically has always attracted diversity—then and now. We are the center of Silicon Valley.