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Bowling for Rhinos: 2013

Bowlmor (Formerly 300) Chelsea Piers ManhattanNew York
Monday October 7, 2013 Event
starts: 6PM, Bowling starts: 7:PM

*PLEASE NOTE* Bowlmor bought 300, so the venue is now called "Bowlmor Chelsea
Piers.” This
is the same venue NYC AAZK (formerly Bronx Zoo AAZK) has hosted Bowling for Rhinos at in the past.

Can’t attend Bowling for Rhinos
2013 but want to donate towards this year’s total? Donate below

NON NYC AAZK MEMBERS September 24-October 7, 2013 including at the door: $45 + $1.29 PayPal fee

Please bring a copy of your receipt to the venue (smart phone copies are OK); we will
be cross checking your receipt with the PayPal confirmations. If you are bowling with others, please indicate a team name when checking out.

NYC AAZK MEMBERS $35 cash to your facility liaison or officer. Tickets can be purchased
at your facility or at an NYC AAZK event or meeting. Limited one member priced
ticket per person. If you are bowling with others, please send all names and a
team name to

Lane space is limited, so we encourage you to buy tickets early! Lanes can accommodate six to eight people, and we will take team requests up until September 23.
Ticket price includes a donation, two hours of bowling (starting at 7), shoes, one drink ticket (good for ONE draft beer, ONE glass of wine, or ONE pitcher of soda), and two pizza pies PER lane. All family and friends are welcome!

Your ticket includes a donation, but we strongly encourage outside fundraising. 100% of
the non-ticket funds you raise will be donated to conservation programs around the world
that not only work to save the five living rhino species, but the animals that they share their homes with.

Want to represent your love for rhinos year round? Get your official NYCAAZK BFR t-shirt! 100% of the t-shirt proceeds will go towards the BFR 2013 total.

Each t-shirt is $12, and can be purchased in advance (email or at the BFR 2013 event. T-shirts will feature witty drawing created by Dawn Davis.

Fundraising for Bowling for Rhinos 2013

Individuals are encouraged to raise funds by asking their friends and family to donate to the cause.
Benefits of individual
fundraising include:
For every $20 raised, you will receive a raffle ticket to win one of our Grand Prizes!

For those who raise over $100, they will receive a t-shirt and two additional raffle tickets to enter our Grand Prize Raffle! Only those who raise money through sponsorships can be entered into The Raffle to win a Grand Prize.

We also have five higher donation levels for you or your company!
They represent the five endangered species of rhinos:

1. White rhinoceros: Donation of dessert items to be sold in the bake sale.
Your name or company will have a special posting on our social media pages of the donation and will be on a sign notifying attendees of the donation made.

2. Black rhinoceros: Donation of a silent auction item or basket. Your name or company will have a special posting on our social media pages of the donation and will be on a sign notifying attendees of the donation made.

3. Indian rhinoceros: Donation of $100. Your name or company logo will be posted on a bowling lane for all in attendance to see and will have a posting on our social media pages of the donation.

4. Javan rhinoceros: Donation of $100 and silent auction item. Your name or company logo will be posted on a bowling lane all in attendance to see, will have a special posting on our social media pages of the donation, and will be listed in press releases and any publications related to BFR.

5. Sumatran rhinoceros: Donation of $250 or more. Your name or company logo will
be posted on all bowling lanes for all in attendance to see, a special posting on our social media pages of the donation, and mention in any press releases and any publications related to BFR.

Please contact no later than October 1, 2013 for silent auction and dessert donations. Monetary donations will be accepted up until and including the night of the event.

Please remember all donations to Bowling for Rhinos are tax deductible since AAZK is a
501c3 organization. Donations can be sent to the address above, with checks payable to “NYC Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers” (A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon request).

From The AAZK Bowling for Rhinos website,

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 KenyaUjung Kulon National Park in Java, Indonesia and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park (BBSNP)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 5 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!

Best current population estimates are:

White Rhino: 20,150

Black Rhino: 4,860

Greater One-horned Rhino: 2,850

Sumatran Rhino: 200

Javan Rhino: less than 44