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Bowling for Rhinos 2015

Presented by the American Association of Zookeepers

Save endangered wildlife in a fun night of bowling that is perfect for the whole family! Don’t have enough people for a full bowling lane? Don’t worry! We will match you with a bowling group.

Friday, June 19, 2015
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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2013 Bowling for Rhinos artwork by Keith Amador

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, and access to silent auction and raffle
  • Non-bowling fee includes:  event giveaway item, and access to silent auction and raffle
  • Sarah Pepper from HOT 95-7 will make an appearance
  • Silent Auction with paintings done by Houston Zoo animals
  • Activity table for kids and a chance to meet Charge the Rhino
  • Access to bowling alley full service cocktail and snack bar which will have items available for purchase
  • All proceeds go toward rhino conservation

Bring your appetites! We will have several food trucks on site selling their scrumptious goodies.

The Waffle Bus is one of Houston’s top food trucks serving sweet and savory gourmet waffle sandwiches.

Waffle Bus Logo

St. John’s Fire reflects the passion, spices and BTU’s it takes to fulfill the long-time dream of Chef Joel St. John running his full service, gourmet food truck St. John’s Fire. The Firetruck was showcased on the EAT St. Program airing on The Food Network and The Cooking Channel with cooking demos on The Cajun Egg Roll, Tortilla- Crusted Fish with Mango Jalapeno Sauce and Crawfish Mac & Cheese Balls.


Frosted Betty Bake Shop is a dessert catering mobile truck that specializes in mini desserts such as cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cakeballs and much more.

Frosted Betty Logo

Taco Me Crazy serves a variety of tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and for the sweet tooth, sopapillas!

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Questions? e-mail

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.


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

Become a Sponsor!

All sponsorships include bowling for 4 hours. Please let us know if you do not plan to bowl so that we can release your lane to other bowlers.


Pin Sponsor – $100

  • Lane certificate placed on ball return machine on lane
  • Company acknowledged on event promotional materials
  • Includes bowling entry fees for 2 people for 4 hours

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 for 4 hours

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 for 4 hours
  • 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 for 4 hours
  • 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, 2015.

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

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 Company Sponsorship & Ticket Form 2015

2015 Bowling for Rhinos Logo Contest!

We are accepting logo submissions now!

Calling all artists! GHCAAZK is holding a logo contest for Bowling for Rhinos 2015! The logo will be used on t-shirts and promotional items for the event.

Anyone can submit artwork. The winner will get 2 tickets to the 2015 BFR event. Just follow the guidelines below and submit your entry to

– Entries must be received by midnight on April 15, 2015 (just like your taxes).
-All artwork must be original. This means that you cannot cut and paste from other artwork.
-All artwork must be family friendly.
-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

-Please see below to see the logo contest winner from 2014

2014 design by Josh Young

Bowling for Rhinos Logo Submission- Josh Young

Purchase Your 2015 Bowling for Rhinos T-Shirt!

Check back soon for the 2015 Bowling for Rhinos T-shirt!



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.