Meanwhile, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float will pay tribute to the 49 lives lost in the June 12 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Survivors of the attack and those who have provided support services in the months since will ride the float.
Elsewhere in the parade, the city of Los Angeles’ float, “Follow the Sun,” also supports the city’s Olympic bid, with Olympians and Paralympians riding the float.
Perrotte and his family learned of the gift in a ceremony at the end of the parade.
Occupy Wall Street protestors have marched at the end of the parade in the past, as well as religious groups, PETA protestors and more.