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Rough Riders

Tampa, Florida

The 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment "Rough Riders," Inc. was formed for the purpose of creating and perpetuating a living memorial to the unique accomplishment of President Theodore Roosevelt and the members of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment known as the "Rough Riders".


Teddy Bear Run


The Rough Riders believe in giving back to the community.  Members contribute time, money, and effort to several local and national charities.  Whether assisting with the Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, the Ronald McDonald House or others,  it's common to see uniformed Rough Riders lending a hand. 

We are best known for our own Teddy Bear runs where members hop on the Teddy Bear Express bus to deliver teddy bears to patients in hospitals. 




The Rough Riders are a social organization, holding many events for both our members and the public.  Many events are also act as charity fundraisers.  Rough Riders sponsor golf, fishing, clay-shooting, and poker tournaments along with toga parties, military balls and more.  

Rough Rider Float


With over 500 members, the Rough Riders are one of the largest groups that actively participate in the Gasparilla, Chasco, Veterans, and other parades from Tallahassee to Texas. We also attend the S'ant Yago Knight Parade and we the sponsors of the St. Patrick's Parade.  We have four floats including the custom rig seen here.


Rough Riders with Teddy


The Rough Riders take pride in our country and in the rich history of Teddy Roosevelt and the original Rough Riders.  Tampa was the embarkation point for the Rough Riders as they left to fight in Cuba during the Spanish American war.  Whether preserving local historical sites or participating in national events, we are committed to keeping the memory and the spirit of the Rough Riders alive for coming generations.


Saturday, June 21, 2014 - Party Like a Rough Rider Social

Are you ready to Party Like a Rough Rider? Please join us for the party of the year! Saturday June 21, 6:00pm 'til midnight at the Rough Rider Clubhouse, 601 N 19th Street, Ybor City.  Suggested donation for admission is the purchase of a $5 raffle ticket.

-  Great Food from Local Restaurants

-  Drink Specials All Night Long

-  Music by Rhino Cube

-  Dancing

-  Live and Silent Auctions

-  Martini Bar

-  Cigar Deck and Scotch Bar

Please visit the tournament web site at WWW.RRFISHING.ORG for more information or contact Chairman Rick Califano at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at (813) 731-6123 or Vice-Chairman Bob Moeller at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at (813) 390-0517.

Upcoming Events

Aug 11

Board Meeting

Aug 25

Town Hall Meeting

Sep 8

Board Meeting

Sep 22

Town Hall Meeting

Oct 4

Military Ball

Oct 6

Annual Board Meeting

Oct 24 Bridge Dedication
Nov 1 Halloween Golf Social
Oct 25 Fantasy Fest Parade

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