The 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment - Rough Riders, Inc.
600+ Members

The 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment "Rough Riders", Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed for the purpose of creating a perpetuating and living memorial to the unique accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the members of his famous volunteer cavalry regiment, known as the Rough Riders.

The Rough Riders played an instrumental role in the Spanish-American War when they sailed with Colonel Roosevelt from Tampa, to liberate Cuba from Spain.

Every year, the current Rough Riders collect, sort, and distribute thousands of Teddy Bears to hospital patients, cancer survivors and their families, centers for abused women and children, community health centers, special needs day care centers, and foster children.

To learn how you can support the Rough Riders through the donation of "new-unused" Teddy Bears or to request a Teddy Bear Run please call (813) 248-1898 or email your request to

Mailing Address

601 N. 19th St.
Tampa, FL, 33605


(813) 248-1898

Krewe Events

Rough Riders Charity Sporting Clays Tournament


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Rough Riders Gasparilla Pre Party

This is the Rough Riders Annual Pre-Gasparilla Kick A** Party! Nobody wants to miss this one. This year the party is not only open all of the Gasparilla Krewes, the public is welcome as well. All you hockey fans can now now see how the real Gasparilla Krewes PARTY! join our premire party right in the heart of downtown. Music & Light Show by Rhino Cube. Food included. Cash Bars. Bring your cigars, or buy one there. We have a Cigar Bar Outside.Same price as last year $40.00 pre-sale, $50.00 at the door.Details subject to change.  

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Rough Rider Pub Crawl


Rough Rider Pub Crawl


Rough Riders Swinging for Charity Golf Tournament