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Bowling for Rhinos 2014

Presented by the American Association of Zookeepers

Save endangered wildlife in a fun night of bowling that is perfect for the whole family!

Friday, June 20, 2014
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Palace Bowling Lanes
4191 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77025

Choose from one of two bowling sessions:
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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Bowling for Rhinos Logo Submission- Josh Young

Bowling for Rhinos artwork by Josh Young

Online Pre-registration prices:

Entry Fee With Bowling:

  • $25 Adult (Ages 13 & up)
  • $10 Child (Ages 5-12)

Entry Fee Non-Bowling:

  • $10 Adult
  • $5 Child
  • Children 4 & under FREE

Prices on the Night of the Event:

Entry Fee With Bowling:

  • $30 Adult (Ages 13 & up)
  • $15 Child (Ages 5-12)

Entry Fee Non-Bowling:

  • $15 Adult
  • $10 Child
  • Children 4 & under FREE

Event Features

  • Entry fee with Bowling includes: unlimited bowling for two hours, shoe and ball rental, event giveaway item, food, and access to auction and raffle
  • Non-bowling fee includes:  event giveaway item, food, and access to auction and raffle
  • Food provided (first come, first serve)
  • Silent Auction with paintings done by Houston Zoo animals
  • Activity table for kids and a chance to meet Ricky the Rhino
  • Access to bowling alley full service cocktail and snack bar at additional cost
  • All proceeds will go towards rhino conservation!

Questions? e-mail ghcaazk@gmail.com

Why Save Rhinos?

With only 5 rhino species totaling 25,000 individuals, spread across Africa and parts of Asia, every loss is another setback in the recovery of the Rhino. Some of the largest numbers of remaining rhino occur in South Africa. So far this year (as of June 1 2013) over 394 rhinos have been killed in South Africa alone; that is a rate of 1 rhino poached about every 10 hours. Even with these losses, protection measures are helping species such as the white rhino and black rhino slowly increase with both populations up by 10% or more since 2007.

  • A $10 gift will help pay for the gasoline required to move anti-poaching patrols through protected areas.
  • $25 gift could buy a basic tool kit that allows anti-poaching rangers to maintain their equipment.
  • A $50 gift is enough to pay for a fingerprint kit that will hlep bring poachers to justice.
  • A $75 gift can help care for and feed a rhino at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary for 5 days.

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Find out more about the conservation programs we support:

The AAZK Bowling for Rhinos Page

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya

The International Rhino Foundation

Action for Cheetahs in Kenya

What is “Bowling for Rhinos”?

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) sponsors an annual fundraiser bowl-a-thon called Bowling for Rhinos (BFR). Join zoo keepers and employees at one of two sessions for bowling and the opportunity to discuss the animals they care for. Over 60 AAZK chapters have raised more than $4 million since 1990 to support three conservation projects; including, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, the International Rhino Foundation and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. Our efforts continue to make great strides in protecting the world’s rhinos, in addition to hundreds of other endangered plant and animal species that share their habitat.

Design The 2014 Bowling for Rhinos T Shirt

Calling all artists! GHCAAZK is holding a logo contest for Bowling for Rhinos 2014! Anyone can submit artwork. The winner will get 2 tickets to the 2014 BFR event. Just follow the guidelines below and submit your entry to ghcaazk@gmail.com.

Guidelines:

  • Entries must be received by midnight on April 15, 2014 (just like your taxes).
  • All artwork must be original. This means that you cannot cut and paste from other artwork.
  • All artwork must be in one of the following file formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP.
  • All artwork must be able to be printed in 1 color.
  • Please do not include the date of the event or the year in your design.
  • All artwork must include “Bowling for Rhinos” and “Houston, TX” in the design.
  • All artwork must be submitted by email to ghcaazk@gmail.com.

T Shirt Example Below

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Be a Sponsor of Bowling for Rhinos!

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Lane Sponsor – $100

  • Lane certificate placed on ball return machine on lane
  • Company acknowledged on event promotional materials
  • Includes bowling entry fees for 2 people

Spares Sponsor – $250

  • Lane certificate placed on ball return machine on lane
  • Company acknowledged on event promotional materials
  • Includes one reserved bowling lane and bowling entry fees for 5 people

Strikes Sponsor – $500

  • Lane banner on an outer lane with company name
  • Company acknowledged on event promotional materials
  • Includes one reserved bowling lane and bowling entry fees for 5 people
  • 4 general admission tickets to the Houston Zoo

Perfect Game Sponsor – $1000

  • Lane banner on a middle lane with company name
  • Includes 2 reserved bowling lanes and bowling entry fees for 10 people
  • Company acknowledged on event promotional materials
  • Rhino Behind-the-Scenes Tour for 4 people at the Houston Zoo

In order to be included in event promotional materials, the deadline for sponsorship is June 9, 2014.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about sponsorship. Please e-mail us at ghcaazk@gmail.com.

If you’re ready to sponsor, please click on the “donate now” button above or print out the sponsorship form below and mail it with payment to:

GHCAAZK at Houston Zoo
1513 Cambridge
Houston, TX 77030

Make checks payable to GHCAAZK. All donations are tax deductible.

BFR Sponsorship Form 2014

 

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