Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) is an annual American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) wildlife conservation event that supports all five threatened or endangered rhino species along with all the other species in their habitats and surrounding villages. This event is hosted by many AAZK chapters around the country and 100% of money raised goes to rhino conservation and awareness.
Wildlife poaching is on the rise, especially because of the recent pandemic that has left giant voids in tourism money that often funds protection units in certain regions. Local people surrounding rhino habitats have also been impacted by the pandemic shutdowns and are unfortunately turning to poaching to support themselves and their families. Many cultures still believe that rhino horn holds medicinal purposes even though this has NEVER been scientifically proven!
DATES: August 6-7, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 pm each night
LOCATION: Bowl America Southside - 11141 Beach Blvd
FORMAT: Come hang out and bowl with us at the 32nd Annual Bowling for Rhinos in-person event! The registration fee is $25 per person, per night. This includes two games of bowling and shoe rental. Registration for non-bowlers is $10 per person, per night.
You can pre-register as a bowler or a non-bowler below. Once your order is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with waiver instructions. Please complete and return the waiver.
ONLINE AUCTION: Instead of our wildly popular two silent auctions at the event, we are holding one incredible online auction where ANYONE around the world can bid on incredible items from the comfort of their homes. Items will be available to preview during the in-person events.
Online auction will open from August 4 at 9:00 am until August 7 at 9:00 pm.
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OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT: Keep an eye out for the BFR donation box on the Rhino Overlook, found in the Africa Loop at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Check out the Jacksonville AAZK Facebook page for more updates about the event and other exciting announcements. You may also donate directly to the Jacksonville AAZK Chapter below.
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