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 Teddy Bear Run at Springtime Tallahassee

  All Tally bound krewes are welcome to join us!  20th Anniversary Springtime Tallahassee Teddy Bear Run and BBQ On Friday, April 6, 2018 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM   We will meet in the lobby of the Double Tree Hotel, 101 S. Adams Street. Tallahassee Florida.   The Rough Riders invite all Tampa Krewes and we will be joined by the various Tallahassee krewes.     There are 2 groups leaving at different times (see below). Both end up at the BBQ!   $10.00 fee for the BBQ and Libations at the end of the Teddy Bear Run.   9:00 am BUS To Hospitals and Gretchen Everhardt Exceptional School.  There are over 300 children at Gretchen Everhardt School and another 300 patients at various other locations.  Bring Beads! 9:30 am BUS To School Park for "Field Day with the Kids"  We will tour parade floats w/kids, play kids games and hand out Bears & Beads. 12:00 noon: Buses depart from both locations going to BBQ.   1:30pm - 2:00pm: Buses depart from BBQ back to the Double Tree.   PLEASE NOTE: IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME DOING SPRINGTIME TALLAHASSEE, WE NEED YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, DATE OF BIRTH AND DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER.  THIS IS A REQUIREMENT OF THE LEON COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE FLORIDA LAW. IF WE DO NOT HAVE THIS INFO YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.   For more information and to RSVP contact: Rough Rider Mike Edenfield 813-924-6313 or

Rough Riders Cigar Sunday at the Clubhouse

Rough Riders Cigar Sunday at the Clubhouse 601 N. 19th St. Tampa FL 33605 April 22nd, 2018 11am-4pm Cigar Vendors - Music - Food & Drinks Cash Bar $10 Admission  Includes a Free Rough Rider Cigar or Drink Ticket   10' vendor spaces are available for $50.00 Contact: Ed Dunn 

Rough Riders Swinging for Charity Golf Tournament

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