Zoo Keepers Host Bowling for Rhinos Fundraiser
August 22, 2012– On September 1, the Redwood Coast chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) will host Bowling for Rhinos, part of a national fundraising event for Rhinoceros conservation. The event will be held in the Sequoia Park Zoo classroom on Saturday, September 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year’s event is a Wii bowling competition with every penny raised going directly to help Rhinos. The cost to participate is $3 for 5 frames, or $5 for 10 frames. Prizes will be awarded to top scorers, and a bean bag toss will be available for extra young bowlers. Everyone is welcome to come and have fun competing for great prizes, learn about Rhino conservation, and to help raise money to save all five remaining species of Rhinoceros in the wild. All of the proceeds go directly towards supporting rhino conservation programs including the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Action for Cheetahs, and the International Rhino Foundation.
About Bowling for Rhinos
Zoo Keepers throughout the U.S. and Canada participate annually in Bowling for Rhinos to raise much needed funds for the conservation of endangered Rhinos and the ecosystems they inhabit. Since 1990, AAZK has raised over $4 million through Bowling for Rhinos, with 100% of the proceeds going to Rhino conservation. All the proceeds go to supporting three Rhino sanctuaries in Indonesia, Sumatra and Kenya. For more information, visit www.aazkbfr.org.
About the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK)
AAZK is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and others dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. AAZK exists to advance excellence in the animal keeping profession, foster effective communication beneficial to animal care, support deserving conservation projects, and promote the preservation of our natural resources and animal life. For more information, visit www.aazk.org.
For more information on this event, visit www.facebook.com/rcaazk or for more information on BFR and the conservation areas it supports, visit www.aazkbfr.org.
Contact: Kelsey Kuhn, Zoo Keeper
Phone: (707) 441-4228
E-mail: kkuhn @ ci.eureka.ca.gov
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