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.
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
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
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
** MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT TO ME MADE**
"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 :
and our very special Member Melanie
The best way to contact us is via email and our Krewe representatives will ensure that your message is answered or sent on to the proper person.
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