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 - Pre-Invasion Party & Lip Sync or Karaoke

  ACTS ARE SIGNING UP, REGISTER NOW! Held Jan. 25th 2019 at the Rough Rider Clubhouse near Ybor on the night before the Invasion.   DJ Kenny Kelly will be playing music.   $20 tickets (includes one drink ticket and food), Rough Riders are Free Heavy Appetizers will be provided by "Chef Rick", Cash Bar.   During the party we will also be having the Lip Sync Battle. Acts will perform on the new stage! Performers receive one free drink ticket.   Awards will be given!

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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

St Pats Pre party @ O' Briens in Brandon March 2nd, 5-9 pm. Joint social with the Sirens of the Golden Saber. Prizes, silent auction Items, 50/50 raffles, swag vendors and music. Win a free spot in the 2020 Parade. Drink specials and food. Pub crawl tickets and Italian Club After party wrist bands sold, also bleacher seat ticket packages. 

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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