I have been a part of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) – Dallas Chapter since 2013. We are an organization comprised mostly of zookeepers and zoo volunteers that are passionate about animals and want to make a large impact with conservation in the wild. We have a nationwide fundraiser in which each chapter organizes an event for three specific conservation organizations.
The Dallas AAZK Chapter will be holding the Bowling for Rhinos event as a combination of virtual activities and socially distance friendly entertainment spanning the week of 8/15-8/23.
Virtual Activities include:
Event Shirts - Click on the register button
Silent Auction - 32auctions.com/BFR2020
Event tickets - AlleyCats.com
These are specially priced tickets that will be redeemed at Alley Cats Entertainment as a buy now and use later activity. This allows families to redeem the offer when they choose between now and December 2020 so groups can properly social distance themselves.
● 100% of donations, auction sales, tickets, and shirt proceeds go directly towards animal conservation
● Funds are split between Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, the International Rhino Foundation in Indonesia, and Action for Cheetahs in Kenya.
On top of these two events, each individual tries to raise donations individually. The individual who raises the most donations is nominated for a chance to win a trip to one of the conservation organizations we support. This would be an amazing opportunity to see conservation in action. I would be grateful if you would consider donating any funds to the cause. Even the smallest donation can make a major difference.
The funds don’t just help rhinos but all the animals that live in these habitats. The rhino is a symbol of conservation in Africa as our bald eagle is to those of us in the United States. These funds assist with conservation efforts in many different ways, including: adding patrol stations and equipment, training rangers and guards to protect against poachers, and educating local inhabitants. We increase our fundraising goal to make a bigger impact each year. This year’s goal is $18,000 and we would greatly appreciate any steps taken towards that goal. Thank you for your consideration.