Bowling for Rhinos
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tropicana Lanes in Clayton
Join us for a fun night of bowling, raffles and a silent auction to help raise money for rhinoceros conservation. Each year the St. Louis Chapter of American Association of Zoo Keepers sponsors a fundraising bowl-a-thon. Bowling for Rhinos supports the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Ujung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia and Kukit Barisan Salatan National Park in Sumatra. 100% of all funds raised are sent directly to three rhino conservation areas conserving four species of rhino, their habitats and hundreds of other endangered plants and animals!
Capacity is limited so register soon!
- Registration is $25 per person in advance or at the door (space permitting).
- Includes a T-shirt, two games of bowling and shoe rental.
Register online by April 22 to receive a T-shirt.
Mail-in registration available by completing the Bowling For Rhinos registration form, due by April 22 to receive a T-shirt.
Sponsorships from family and friends is also encouraged. Please bring your sponsor sheet and money with you to the event.
Don't like to bowl? A $5 cover includes access to the silent auction and more. Don't miss out on the fun just because you don't like the bowling shoes!
Raffle and Silent Auction
Don't forget to stop by the auction tables to place your bid for one-of-a-kind animal themed jewelry, artwork, books and other quality items up for bid! All auction funds go to support Bowling for Rhinos.
For more information, please send us e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can't attend the event but would still like to help with rhino conservation, please e-mail us for information.
Bowling for Rhinos will be held at Tropicana Lanes, 7960 Clayton Rd. in Clayton, MO (near 1-170).
More About Rhino Conservation
Rhinos have lived on the earth for over 50 million years, but whether they survive even 50 more years is open to speculation. Over 100 different species of rhinos have walked on this Earth and only five species remain today. All five species, the white, black, Indian, Sumatran and Javan rhinos are listed as endangered or critically endangered. At the Saint Louis Zoo we have black rhinoceros. Only the white rhino with a population of 20,405 seems to be somewhat safe from extinction. In 1960, 60,000 black rhinos roamed Africa. Today only 5,055 remain in isolated populations. The greater one-horned rhino population is at 3,270. The Sumatran rhino numbers 100, and the Javan has only 35-44 animals left! Money raised through Bowling for Rhinos is used at the conservancies to create protected areas, to purchase planes and land rover vehicles to curtail poaching, to trans-locate rhinos into the sanctuary and to pay the salaries of anti-poaching guards.