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 Half way to St.Paddy's Day Social

Share:         The Rough Rider St. Patrick's Parade Committee is holding a"HALFWAY TO ST. PATTY'S DAY SOCIAL"   Thursday September 20, 2018 from 7 P.M. - 10 P.M.    at Zydeco Brew Works 1902 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa, Florida .   Featuring: Raffle to win a free entry and placement in the parade will be sold. Two extra free spot placements will be drawn. Music, food specials and more!   Questions? Contact Rick Ceglio 813-244-7263           813-248-1898  601 N 19th St, Tampa, FL Contact Us  ‌  ‌    

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Rough Riders Military Ball/Change of Command

Share:       Please RSVP by this Friday September 7th, 2018.   813-248-1898  601 N 19th St, Tampa, FL  ‌  ‌    

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Rough Riders Extreme Halloween

Share:         Saturday October 13th, 2018 6PM-11PM   Costume Party - Live Band Food Provided - Cash Bar Rough Rider Clubhouse $20 Advance Tickets     Proceeds benefit Rough Rider Charities Buy Tickets Online Now (No Fee)   See all of the pictures  ‌   813-248-1898  601 N 19th St, Tampa, FL  ‌  ‌    

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Rough Riders Sporting Clays Cigar Social

Share:       Sporting Clays Cigar Social       November 7th Starting at 5:30 pm   Davidoff of Geneva 4142 W Boy Scout Blvd Ste 1 Tampa, FL 33607   Cigar, drink and merchandise specials to all Rough Riders.   POC: Adam Smith (813) 494-8004   813-248-1898  601 N 19th St, Tampa, FL  ‌  ‌    

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Rough Riders Pre Gasparilla Party

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