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

News Channel 8 Kindness Day

WFLA News Channel 8 will host its 10th annual KINDNESS DAY on Friday, Dec. 7 at News Channel 8 located at 200 S. Parker St. in Tampa. The four charities benefiting from KINDNESS DAY include Feeding Tampa Bay, OneBlood, Toys for Tots and the Teddy Bear Roundup. Volunteers will accept donations Friday starting at 6 a.m. and continue until 7 p.m. Donations can be dropped off at News Channel 8 via a fast and easy drive-through system. The drop-off location will be at the station’s visitor parking lot. OneBlood’s buses will also be on site to accept blood donations for those that have time to stop, park and donate.   Rough Riders will be there collecting Teddy Bears.

Rough Riders Pre Invasion Party


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Rough Riders Sporting Clays

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Rough Riders St. Pat's Trolley Hop

Grand Prize a Tour of the Jameson Distilleries    Starting location Florida Aquarium 5:30 PM Heavy appetzers providedDrink Specials by Jameson   Ending: Ybor (TBD) 

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2020 St.Patrick's Night Parade

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Rough Riders Fishing Tournament

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Rough Riders Fishing Tournament

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