Teddy Bear Roundup

News Channel 8, Rough Riders John Winter Memorial Teddy Bear Roundup

News Channel 8, Rough Riders John Winter Memorial Teddy Bear Roundup

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Winter was a member of the Tampa Rough Riders, and for several years the Rough Riders spent money out of their own pockets to buy Teddy bears to take to children in hospitals.

The stuffed bear is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, and the Tampa Rough Riders were formed to preserve the memory of Roosevelt and his service with the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry when they fought in the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Winter put out the word and viewers started dropping off Teddy bears at the TV station. Winter took his life in 2007, but the Teddy Bear effort didn’t stop.

WFLA renamed the effort, “The John Winter Teddy Bear Roundup” and the collection and distribution of Teddy bears has grown every year.

The 2017 Teddy Bear Roundup runs from Friday, Nov. 24 thru Monday, Dec. 18.

News Channel 8 and the Rough Riders are collecting teddy bears to give to children in area hospitals during the holidays. You can help place a smile on a child’s face by bringing a new, unwrapped Teddy bear to the News Channel 8 studio or any of the drop-off locations below.

The News Center
200 South Parker St.
Tampa, FL 33606

Regions Bank 

All locations in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk Counties.


Allstate Insurance

Pinellas Allstate Offices:

Allstate Agent David Beck
3800 Tampa Rd., #140
Oldsmar, 34677
(813) 855-7326

Allstate Agent Jeff Campbell
1365 Main Street
Dunedin, 34698
(727) 738-6088

Allstate Agent Jeff Campbell
1101 Belcher Road S., Suite G
Largo, 33771
(727) 535-4604

Allstate Agent Ken Gersbach
3237 Tyrone Blvd.
St. Petersburg, 33710
(727) 343-1500

Allstate Agent Mike Jett
6393 9th Street N Suite 104
St. Petersburg,  33702
(727) 526-1966

Allstate Agent Eunice Halstead
2694 Sunset Point Road
Clearwater, 33759
(727) 498-2100

Allstate Agent Frank Perez
800 East Bay Drive, #0
Largo, 33770
(727) 585-6200

Allstate Agent Gus Rodriguez
490 Indian Rocks Road, Suite C
Belleaire Bluffs, 33770
(727) 637-0411

Allstate Agent Christopher Teall
40741 U.S. Highway 19 N.
Tarpon Springs, 34689
(727) 938-7274

Allstate Agent Helen Wade
3209 30th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, 33712
(727) 866-6311


Hillsborough Allstate Offices:

Allstate Agent Debbie Bates
837 Cypress Village Blvd.
Sun City Center, 33573
(813) 633-0006

Allstate Agent Debbie Bates
1767 Kings Ave.
Brandon, 33511
(813) 681-9696

Allstate Agent John Clarkson
12307 Boyette Road
Riverview, 33569
(813) 236-2994

Allstate Agent Sebastian de Almenara
8543 Gunn Hwy
Odessa, 33556
(813) 886-5113

Allstate Agent Nathan Ellsworth
6320 U.S. Highway 301 South
Riverview, 33578
(813) 681-2886

Allstate Agent Lisette Fernandez
4935 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, 33558
(813) 269-5707

Allstate Agent Bill Grodman
10840 Sheldon Road
Tampa, 33626
(813) 336-4904

Allstate Agent Mike Lia
11001 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, 33618
(813) 960-0255

Allstate Agent Paul Phaneuf
3641 W Kennedy, Suite F
Tampa, 33609
(813) 353-0303

Allstate Agent Ryan Toombs
4551 Gunn Hwy
Tampa, 33624
(813) 963-0596


Pasco Allstate Offices:

Allstate Agent Stephen Ward
2439 Country Place Blvd., Suite 103
Trinity, 34655
(727) 862-6609


Medicine River Animal Hospital
15235 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, 33708
(727) 299-9029

Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Office
West Pasco Government Center
8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey 34654
(727) 847-8162

Partners in Allergy & Asthma Care
3658 Lithia Pinecrest Road, Valrico, 33596
13105 Elk Mountain Drive, Riverview, 33579
(813) 681-6537

The Preferred Group
1000 N Ashley Drive, Tampa 33606
(813) 251-0802

Salemi’s Body Shop
1602 N Armenia Ave, Tampa
(813) 879-2723

 

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