Events & Fundraisers
Bowling for Rhinos
Bowling For Rhinos
The 2013 Bowling for Rhinos event was once again a huge success! With the generous support of friends, family and members of the community, we raised approximately $18,600. Please join us for next year’s event:
WHEN: Friday, June 20, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Olympus Hills Lanes - 4015 S. Wasatch Blvd
DETAILS: Check back to register online!
In 1990, the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) began its flagship conservation program, Bowling for Rhinos (BFR). This fundraiser has now raised $4.3 million entirely through volunteer efforts and generous community support. This has made it possible to help protect all five species of rhino through programs in both Africa and Indonesia. In addition, the BFR program is now contributing to cheetah conservation in Kenya, Africa.
Since 1990, when the Utah Chapter AAZK held its first Bowling for Rhinos event, we have contributed $158,488.00 towards the BFR program, making us one of the top ten money raising chapters in the country. We could not have accomplished this without the support of friends, family, and local businesses who support Utah’s Hogle Zoo and our chapter of AAZK. Thank you!
Now, more than ever, rhinos need our help. Statistics show that more than one rhino is illegally poached daily in South Africa alone. Even though we are far away from Africa and Asia, we can all still make a difference.
Follow us on Facebook (Utah Chapter American Association of Zoo Keepers) for updates. All proceeds raised go directly to conservation programs that have been making a difference in saving all five species of rhino, as well as preserving vital habitats for countless other plant and animal species that share these habitats.
We have 2013 t-shirts ($15) available for purchase. Please email us to purchase or for more details.
We still have 2012 t-shirts($10) and Rhino Wristbands($3) available for purchase. Please email us to purchase or for more details.