STRIKES, SPARES AND GUTTER BALLS ALL IN AID OF RHINO CONSERVATION!
Join Zarraffa’s Coffee as they FUN-draise for a charity close to their heart, in aid of rhino conservation in Kenya, Africa.
For the third year running, the ‘Bowling for Rhinos’ event will take place at AMF Robina on the Gold Coast with the aim to raise valuable funds for the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, joining the efforts of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) worldwide.
Zarraffa’s is the proud sponsor of the Australian chapter of Bowling for Rhinos, which last year raised $6K in one night of laughs, strikes and gutter balls.
CEO Kenton Campbell said the night has traditionally been lots of fun with people of all ages coming together to do their bit to save some of the world’s most incredible wildlife.
“I’ve personally been to the Lewa Conservancy in Kenya, as recently as this year, and the money that is raised can be seen to have a real impact, with rhino numbers on the rise,” said Mr Campbell.
“Bowling for Rhinos is a fun-filled way to spend an evening while doing good works and we are proud to be the official partner.”
If you would like to show your support and participate in this fun-filled night, individual and team tickets are available for $40 per person, which includes 2 games and shoe hire. Don’t want to play but want to be a part of the night? Spectator tickets are also available!
The event will be supported by local media and offers participants the chance to WIN some fantastic prizes.
In addition to the funds raised on the night, Zarraffa’s will pledge an additional $25,000 to the Bowling for Rhinos charity, continuing on the tradition of helping those in ‘our backyard’.
In recent years, Zarraffa’s Coffee has extended its ‘Backyard Policy’ to include the coffee-growing community of Meru at the foothills of Mt Kenya. Support of Meru, that neighbours Lewa, includes lending a hand to improve the general way of life, and donating monies to aid in human and endangered wildlife issues.
Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF) Director Al Mucci said all monies donated through DWF go directly to conservation projects in the field with no administration fees.
“DWF was established to help save native and exotic wildlife like rhinos. We work with a range of key conservation partners like Flora and Fauna International to ensure our funds are used in the most effective way to help save and protect threatened species in the wild.
“All of us at DWF commend the Zarraffa’s team on this fantastic initiative and encourage families and wildlife fans to get ‘bowling for rhinos’ to help give these amazing creatures a brighter future.”
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Not in the area but still want to help us raise funds? Purchase a spectator ticket and the money will be allocated to the total donation.
MORE ABOUT BOWLING FOR RHINOS
The ‘Bowling for Rhinos’ charity was originally established by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) in 1990 after realising that the Zoo Keepers of the world directed too much of their focus towards animals in conservation, meanwhile attention was urgently required for rhinos and their natural habitats.
With this motivation in mind, the team established the Bowling for Rhinos charity and lined up several ‘National bowl-athon’ chapters throughout America and Canada who staged their own fundraising events and have so far donated over six million dollars towards the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, the International Rhino Foundation and Action for Cheetah’s in Kenya.
The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy is the home to over 400 African species of bird and 70 mammal species. Lewa currently houses 61 black rhino and are monitored daily in their natural habitats by highly qualified rangers, but at a cost that is hard to upkeep without the support of the AAZK and the donations generated by Bowling for Rhinos.
ABOUT DREAMWORLD WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (DWF)
Dreamworld plays an active role in the fostering and protection of the region’s wildlife through the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF). Established by Dreamworld in 2012, DWF is an internationally recognised fund committed to the protection, education and conservation of the earth’s most magnificent creatures and habitats, crucial to their survival. DWF makes significant donations to fund anti-poaching patrols and conservation initiatives in Russia and Indonesia to help save tigers in the wild through its conservation partners 21st Century Tiger, Flora & Fauna International and the Phoenix Fund. The foundation also supports several native wildlife conservation partners in Australia including Save The Bilby Fund and local universities.