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 St. Patricks Night Parade Safety Meeting

St Pats Parade safety meeting Feb 21st 7:00 for all Krewes at the RR Clubhouse 

Rough Rider St. Pats Pre Party

BIG PARTY!!! Pre-Party at Obrien’s in Brandon this year, we are teaming up this year with the Sirens and holding a Joint St Paddy’s day Warm up weekend party from 5pm-9pm On March 2nd. Our sponsor this Year Is Horse Soldier Whiskey/BREAKTHRU BEVERAGE FLORIDA. The guys from American Freedom distillery will be in attendance doing a bottle signing of all their products.  JJ Taylor will be featuring beer specials as well.  The Rough Riders will present a silent auction with featured items such as, fifty bottles of wine Basket, and gift baskets from the Sirens. 50/50 raffle, Bids in a 80 Year old bottle of Johnnie Walker Black, shot gun raffle, $1000.00 Gold and Diamond Sponsor gift, Cigars Restaurants certificates, Bar Tab  Weekend stay in a condo on St Pete Beach, food specials and lots of other vendors and fun. Also, for the second year, we will be holding the Krewe drink Competition Info TBA. Last year’s winner was Pandora. Create your favorite drink with our Sponsors product and win the rights to Display the Traveling Parade Drink Trophy The party takes place on the outdoor patio and parking lot. The TR will be there as well as the Sirens Float and a DJ will also be playing your favorites. 

Rough Riders St.Pat's Pub Crawl

Night before the St.Patrick's Night Parade. Officially starting at Zydeco Brew Werks at 1902 E 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. POC Doug Smith

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Rough Riders 2019 St. Patrick's Night Parade

Rough Riders2019 St. Patrick's Night Parade Saturday, March 16, 20198:00 p.m. - Ybor City, Tampa Saturday, March 16, 20198:00 p.m. - Ybor City, Tampa RR St. Pats Parade Float Application.pdf Teco Release Indemnification Agmt.docx   Contact info: Chef Rick Ceglio:; 813-244-7263 Paul Ferrentino:; 727-422-2130

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Rough Riders Swinging for Charity Golf Tournament

          Monday, April 29, 2019  -  Hunters Green Country Club Check In Time: 8:30am  -  Tee Off: 10AM Shotgun Start, Continental Breakfast, Coffee and lunch provided.

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Rough Riders Fishing Tournament Weekend

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Rough Riders Fishing Tournament Weekend

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Rough Riders Summer Theme Party

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