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Another year, another great opportunity to help support endangered rhinos!

Bowling For Rhinos 2014

New York City AAZK

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Registration Information

Donation Type Sales End Price Fee Amount
If you cannot attend but would like to support BFR, a donation is a great way to lend your support!

In order for your full donation to go straight to Rhinos, there will be a small processing fee added on to your donation. If you wish to make a fee-free donation, you may write a check to NYC AAZK and mail it in. Please contact lmurphy@wcs.org for more information.

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Event Details

Each year the American Association of Zoo keepers (AAZK) sponsors a fund raising bowl-a-thon called "Bowling For Rhinos" (BFR). This is similar to the March Of Dimes Walk-a-thon only we bowl and collect donations rather than walk. Over 60 AAZK chapters participate throughout the US and Canada raising over $300,000 annually. BFR funds support Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (formerly called Ngare Sergoi rhino sanctuary) in Kenya, Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia, and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and Way Kambas in Sumatra. These sanctuaries not only save rhinos but also these entire ecosystems!

Rhinos have lived on Earth for over 50 million years but whether they survive even 50 more years is open to speculation. Only five species of rhino exist today when once there were over 100 species. Only about 25,000 of these marvelous creatures survive in the wild with another 1,250 in captivity - including the Bronx Zoo!

Registration includes two hours of bowling, a spiffy pair of rental shoes, free pizzas for your lane, and a free beer or soda! Sales end on July 27 and lane space is limited, so please register ASAP! You may register individually or with a team of up to 8 players. Please include your team name or team captain when registering!

Early Bird Special! Registration is only $40 when purchased before July 23. On top of that, NYCAAZK Members get $5 off their ticket! (Please see your facility liaison for the discount code.)

Bowling for Rhinos Merchandise
Want to represent your love for rhinos year round? Get your official NYCAAZK BFR t-shirt featuring a witty drawing by local zoo staff! Each t-shirt is $12 and 100% of the proceeds go toward the annual BFR fundraising total. Shirts can be purchased with your tickets or by emailing skoplish AT wcs DOT org.

Silent Auction
Look for silent auction bidding information later this spring! If you or a company you know would like to donate an item to the silent auction, please email Lora Murphy (lmurphy AT wcs DOT org).

Have questions about Bowling For Rhinos 2014? Contact New York City AAZK

When & Where

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers
Pier 60 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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New York City AAZK


The NYC AAZK Chapter's goal is to promote professionalism within the Wildlife Conservation Society's four zoos and aquarium as well as conservation world wide.

Representing the keepers of the New York Aquarium, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and Queens Zoo.
The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is a nonprofit volunteer organization (U.S. 501c3) made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.
Find us on our website and online at Facebook and Twitter: @NYCAAZK

The Chapter hosts events and fundraisers throughout the year promoting professionalism in the zoo keeper field and global conservation. We celebrate the hard work of the keepers during the annual National Zoo Keeper Week... and all year round! Come to one of our meetings or events and see for yourself.

Proud supporter of both national and international conservation efforts:

Chopsticks for Salamanders
The Greenburgh Nature Center
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy - Bowling For Rhinos
The Turtle Survival Alliance
The Wildlife Conservation Society
General Information
We meet on the 20th of every month, and hold events and fundraisers in between. Contact a chapter officer for more information!

President: Cindy Maur (Bronx Zoo)

Vice President - Avi Shuter (Bronx Zoo) 

ecretary - Bill Orrico (Bronx Zoo) 
Treasurer - Sara Koplish (Bronx Zoo)
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