Join AAZK San Diego Chapter on May 18, 2019 at Kearny Mesa Bowl as we celebrate another year of fundraising for rhino conservation!
NEW THIS YEAR: The member who is the top fundraiser, over $1000, at 11:59pm on April 29th, 2019 will be our nominee for the national AAZK BFR trip. All donations after 12:00am April 30th will not count towards the nomination BUT will count towards being one of the top fundraisers for San Diego's BFR and all fundraisers over $500 by the start of the event will receive a chance to win one of the grand prizes at the event.
(Nominees for the trip must be national and local AAZK members in good standing and be the highest fundraiser over $1000 by 11:59pm on April 29th, 2019. Any fundraiser who raises over $500 by 6:00pm on May 18th, 2019, whether they are an AAZK member or not, is eligible for the grand prize to be announced at the event.)
What is Bowling For Rhinos? Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is a national bowl-a-thon fundraising event geared to assisting rhino conservation in Kenya and Indonesia. 100% of all funds go directly to in situ conservation projects, conserving all 5 species of rhinos, their habitats, and hundreds of other endangered plants and animals AND cheetah conservation in Kenya.
Why Support Bowling for Rhinos? Only 5 species of rhino exist today when once there were over 100 species. All 5 species- the white, black, greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan are endangered.
Bowling for Rhinos is a fundraiser that began on a small scale in 1990 by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). It is now an AAZK-sponsored North American event raising over $500,000 annually. These fundraisers are organized by AAZK chapter members who are volunteers and donate their time and organizational skills to help raise money to send directly to the places in need. 100% of all donations directly benefit the conservation actions of AAZK and our in-situ partners!