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 "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 2021:
APRIL 10TH - CHILDRENS GASPARILLA
APRIL 17TH -GASPARILLA.
APRIL 24TH BRADENTON-DESOTO PARADE
MAY 1ST- KNIGHT PARADE
MAY 22ND TAMPA PRIDE PARADE
MAY 29TH ROUGH RIDERS/ HOMETOWN HEROS PARADE- WITH KOSFD HONOR FLOAT
NOVEMBER 2021- Ruskin Veterans day parade
DECEMBER 2021 Santa Fest and 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 made History for Tampa, Hillsborough County, The State of Florida and The United States Being the Very 1stOrganization to build an ADA Compliant Parade Float The Famous “ Treasure Chest” .
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. Our membership is 85 people.
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, Mentor’s children with disabilities for performing arts. Have sponsored and Participated in the following events and contributed since inception in January 2017
Drake -All Inclusion Foundation Tax ID 84-4305068 is a scholarship program set up to be distributed on an annual basis to help youth adults with disabilities attend school/college.
Egypt Shriners Circus 2017-2021
Friends with Down Syndrome Annual event at Raymond James Stadium 2019,2020
Toys for Tots – fill the float full of toys for US marine 2018,2019,2020
Big Buddy Leagues- volunteer for youth sports for disabled children 2019,2019,2020,2021
Nina Harris School for disabilities- Pirate Prom 2019
DAC- Military Ball- volunteered for disabled veterans 2019
Best Buddies of Tampa Bay 2017,2018
St.James UMC ADT Program for youth with autism 2017-2019
Tim Tebow – Night To Shine – prom for disabled children – volunteer assistance2017-2019
KOB- Stop Human Trafficing Campaign 2018,2019 Sponsor
YNKOPLP- Shooting Clays to raise money for prosthetics for amputees 2019,2020,2021 Gold Sponsor
KOIW – Start up sponsorship
Rough Riders Golf tournament – monies raised helps disabled veterans 2017-2021
Rough Riders Shooting Clays - monies raised helps disabled veterans2017-2020
Rough Riders Fishing tournament- monies raised helps disabled veterans2017-2020
Rough Riders Parade – Honor Float sponsor for disabled Veterans
Rough Riders Fundraiser – Blind girl operation assistance 2020
Hurricane Michael Relief – volunteer to collect supplies
Penquin Project- mentored 60 children to prepare for Live performance of Peter Pan at USF THEATER
4 Scholarships for schooling for students with disabilities $2500 each 2019 and 2020
As well assisting local Tampa families with financial help for medical bills donated over $5,000
2019 - Honor Float Sponsor for Rough Riders St Patricks hosting 35 Congressional medal of honor and Purple Heart recipients
2021 Honor Float Sponsor for Rough Riders Hero parade
2020 Drive by food drive 50 cases of food donated to Metropolitin Ministries
2020 Food Drive for Fran Haasch Law Firm donated 8 pallets of food
2020 Santa party for Chrildren with disabilities
2-Educational Schlorships 2020 $1000
We are an organization that works hard and volunteers our time to the community assisting People with disabilities.
Krewe of Sir Francis Drake’s Inauguraul year- 2018 Accomplishments:
Donated $23,000 to local individuals in the Tampa Bay area for Wheel chairs and Leg Braces 2018
Donated $6500 to local individuals in the Tampa Bay area for Wheel chairs and Leg Braces 2019
Recognized as the very first Parade float in United States History to be fully ADA complaint and accessible
Award Winner of the 2018 Parade of Pirates Gasparilla Krewe’s Division
Award Winner of the – 2018 Hillsborough County-Mayor’s Alliance for People with Disabilities and Karen Jacobs Award
Nominated and Recognized – 2019 Hillsborough County Alliance, Outstanding Accessible Places for People Award
Nominated and Recognized- 2019 Hillsborough County Alliance, Outstanding Community Service Award
These Ladies have been chosen to be our 2021 Queen's Court:
Sandra Grenier Bowen
Anne Pagnetti DePerty
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 2021 Queen's Court !!
OUR 2021 KOSFD OFFICERS PROMOTIONS:
SERGEANT OF ARMS-Jim Sharp
Lieutenant Commander-Glen Rich
Lieutenant Junior Grade-Jack Hughes
Lieutenant Junior Grade -Rod Kayton
Lieutenant Junior Grade - Matt Willer
STAFF SEARGEANT- James Fieo
Member of the year:
2020 members of the year: Jack Hughes and Frances Gutierrez
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.
Tampa, Florida, United States