It’s time to start planning for Bowling for Rhinos 2018!
Yes, BFR will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Kearney Mesa Bowl in Clairemont. And although it’s many months away, you can begin fundraising now!
Join our Crowdrise page and begin your BFR campaign, just click below and join our team!
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 4 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. In 1960, 60,000 black rhinos roamed Africa. Today only 5,500 remain in isolated populations. On the Asian continent, the greater one-horned population remains at 3,333. The Sumatran species numbers less than 100 and the Javan species has fewer than 60 animals.
In addition to protecting rhinos and all other species that live within their habitat, Bowling for Rhinos provides an opportunity of media coverage and marketing surrounding this event. We also invite you to use this experience as a team building event, encouraging conservation participation.
Who Coordinates Bowling for Rhinos?
Â Bowling for Rhinos is a fundraiser that began on a small scale in 1990 by the Â American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). It is now an AAZK-sponsored North American event raising over $500,000 annually. AAZK realized that the zoo keepers of the world are extremely conservation oriented and want to help save rhinos and their habitats, yet do not have the financial resources themselves to make any significant impact. Thatâ€™s when the idea to start a national bowl-a-thon called Bowling For Rhinos emerged.
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. Since all the people involved are volunteers, 100% of all donations are sent directly to these in situ rhino conservation areas!
More Information and How To Participate
To learn more about the AAZK San Diegoâ€™s local Bowling for Rhinos event, sponsorship opportunities, and how your company can help protect and become involved in rhino conservation, please contact Yvette Kemp at TheKeeperSDAAZK@cox.net. Or read all about Bowling for Rhinos and other AAZK San Diego chapter projects at www.sdaazk.org.
Donations can also be made through our Crowdrise fundraising page at https://www.crowdrise.com/bowling-for-rhinos-2017-aazk-san-diego