Bowling For Rhinos 2019

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Premier Bowling and Recreation Center

11400 East State Route 350

Raytown, MO 64138

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32nd annual Bowling for Rhinos To MARCH OUT EXTINCTION


BOWL-A-THON: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

REGISTRATION: $25 (includes 3 games and shoe rental)

EARLY BIRD—Register by March 17th and receive a free BFR t-shirt!


This event marks the 32nd anniversary for the Greater Kansas City American Association of Zoo
Keepers’ (GKC AAZK) nationally recognized bowl-a- thon: Bowling for Rhinos. Bowling for Rhinos
(BFR) was originated in 1987 by a group of Kansas City zoo keepers that were concerned about the
plight of rhinos in Africa. Their desire to help has led to an annual, national event that has raised over
$7.7 million. Over the past 32 years, the Kansas City community has helped our chapter raise over
$130,000. This year’s event will be held at Premier Bowling in Raytown, MO on Sunday, March 31st from
5:30-9:00 pm.

The GKC AAZK invite YOU to join us to bowl, have fun, and raise much needed funds for the
conservation of endangered rhinos and the ecosystems they inhabit. Rhinos have lived on Earth for
over 50 million years, but may not survive the next 50. Rhinos are poached for their horns and
poaching is being conducted by sophisticated international criminal syndicates that smuggle horns to

Prizes for top male and female bowler. Enjoy other events during the bowl-a- thon such as our raffle and silent auction. All donations are tax deductible, and 100 percent of donated funds go to Bowling for Rhinos’ conservation projects.

All of the proceeds from the national BFR events go to supporting three rhino sanctuaries in
Indonesia, Sumatra and Kenya, while also raising community participation with Action for Cheetahs in
Kenya. Please visit aazk.org/committee/bowling-for- rhinos/ for more information about the individual
conservation organizations that benefit from Bowling for Rhinos.

The GKC AAZK chapter was formed in 1984 and is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional animal care providers and other interested persons dedicated to animal care and conservation. One objective of the chapter is to educate and assist professional animal care personnel in their roles as animal caretakers, public educators, scientific researchers, wildlife conservationists and to promote their respective facilities as cultural establishments, dedicated to the preservation of our natural resources and animal life. Friends of Lakeside Nature Center is the host site for the GKC AAZK chapter.


Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No! This is a family-friendly event!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Premier Bowling has a spacious parking lot on site.

What can I bring into the event?

Are you bowling?

  • Bowler registration includes the rental of bowling shoes--bring socks!

  • You are welcome to bring your own ball or use one provided at the lanes.

  • Does your team want to wear team shirts or costumes? Go for it!

Outside food and drink are not permitted per the bowling alley's regulations. The bowling alley does offer food and drink available for purchase at their grill.

Bring your wallet--cash and card are accepted for raffle ticket purchase and silent auction payment!

Bring your friends, family and coworkers to cheer on the bowlers and bid for our awesome raffle and silent auction items!

Bring your enthusiasm as you help save rhinos in the wild!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Prior to the event, you can contact us via:

  • Email: kcaazk@yahoo.com

  • Phone: 816.513.8960

  • Website contact form: www.kcaazk.webs.com

  • Facebook: facebook.com/kcaazk

What's the refund policy?

Because our event supports conservation efforts, we do not offer refunds for registrered bowlers. If you are unable to attend, please contact us at kcaazk@yahoo.com or 816.513.8960.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! Just check in at our event registration desk to receive your packet and bowling lane assignment.

Can I update my registration information?

Need to update your registration? Contact us at kcaazk@yahoo.com or 816.513.8960

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

We need to have the correct bowler information on file prior to the event--if you are registering another bowler, please include their name and contact information on the registration form.

Other questions??

Please contact us at kcaazk@yahoo.com or 816.513.8960.

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