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Krewe Of Sir Francis Drake

Treasure
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"GREATNESS FROM SMALL BEGINNINGS" " SIC PARVIS MAGNA"

  The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is an Elite Gasparilla Parade Krewe offering an Elevated Experience in Krewe Life.   


 Winner of YMKG 2018 parade of pirates Krewe's division award. The first krewe EVER to do so in their first year.


 In 2018 The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake's "Treasure Chest" became the very first ADA Compliant parade float in US History!

 

 Our krewe was recognized and awarded the "Accessibility for All: Outstanding Accessible Places For People" Award by Hillsborough County, ADA-American Disabilities Association and Karen Jacobs-TAMPA-HILLSBOROUGH ALLIANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.



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Tampa’s Elite Gasparilla Krewe!


Tampa’s Elite Gasparilla Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is an Adventurer & Privateer Parade Krewe preparing to invade the streets of Tampa and Ybor City every upcoming Gasparilla Parade Season. The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is registered as a Florida Not For Profit 501C3 Corporation. We are a Gasparilla Krewe supported by membership dues and parade guest fees. The KOSFD is looking forward to participating in the these parades for 2019:

The Gasparilla Children’s Parade

The Gasparilla Parade of Pirates

The Knights of Sant’ Yago Illuminated Knight Parade

The Rough Riders St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rough Riders Honor Float Sponsor

The Hernando Desoto Parade (2nd Largest - in Florida)

Veterans Day Parade

Santa Fest

Snow on 7th


  

Who is the Krewe of Sir Francis Drake?

The krewe of Sir Francis Drake is NOT only the Organization here in Tampa Florida to build the Very First ADA certified complaint wheel chair and special needs accessible parade Float, The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is the very first All Inclusion Krewe Organization- no matter what race, religion, sexual orientation , disability and special abilities.

The Krewe of Sir Francis Drake Lead By Renee Adams Wood and Roland Wood spend their time to bring all inclusion to the community, to Bring Love Happiness and Providing a vessel to be accepted in community events.

Krewe of Sir Francis Drake is Not just about Parading in the community Parades, This Krewe visits children in the hospital, attends birthday parties, visits schools to promote No Bullying policies, Spends hours with disabled veterans, Have sponsored and Participated in the following events and contributed over  $65,000 since inception in  January 2017

Egypt Shriners Circus

Friends with Down Syndrom annual event at Raymond James

Toys for Tots 

Big Buddy Leagues

Nina Harris School for disabilities- Pirate Prom

DAC- Military Ball

Best Buddies of Tampa Bay 

St.James UMC ADT Program for youth with autism

Tim Tebow – Night To Shine

KOB- Stop Human Trafficing Campaign

YNKOPLP-  Shooting Clays to raise money for prosthetics

KOIW – Start up sponsorship

Rough Riders Golf tournament

Rough Riders Shooting Clays

Rough Riders Fishing tournament

Rough Riders Parade – Honor Float sponsor for disabled Veterans

Rough Riders Fundraiser – Blind girl operation

Hurricane Michael Relief

As well assisting local Tampa families with financial help for medical bills


Up And Coming Events

**SOLD OUT **

 


1st Annual Krewe Of Sir Francis Drake Masquerade Party


 Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7 PM – 11:59 PM 


Crystal Ballroom Tampa


This years theme is "Strangely Beautiful Masquerade" a Semi-Formal Event!

**Venetian style masks required**


Limited seating available

Includes:

  • Each ticket purchase will receive 2 drink tokens
  • DJ Entertainment
  • Meal stations
  • Cash bar
  • Silent Auction items
  • Raffle Items

** MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT TO ME MADE**


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Message from our queen,

"From day 1 there are ladies who went above and beyond from the end of 2017 when we had nothing but a name, thru out all of 2019, (15 ) long hard emotional months from building the float, , decorating the float, to fundraising, to recruiting, to donating food for events,bringing hot coffee on cold days and cold nights on Christmas Eve 2017 and Christmas day 2017, NYE 2017 and NY day 2018, we all gave up our holiday to work, when we were out here trying to complete the building of the float,in a hard push of could we make it.... supplying liquor for the bar, prepping for the parades, even when we didn't have a float yet, helping plan future events,holding events to raise monies, Helping us grow, Promoting all we did, attending all events, just plainly went above and beyond with fundraising events to get us thru our first year,This was a solid group effort to get it all done, These Ladies have been chosen to be our 2019 - 2020 Queen's Court. 



 Thank you, Ladies, for all you have done , All of your efforts are so Greatly Appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your Love, Your loyalty, Your Trust, Your efforts your pride in all we did thru out the year !!!!! xoxoxo So Proud of you all !!!


Congratulations to Our 2019 -2020 Queen's Court :

Linny Diez

Sasha Manansingh

Vashty Motee

Sharon Pope

Sandra Grenier

and our very special Member Melanie

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