Archive: Bowling for Rhinos Changes Lanes

Bowl-a-thon to be held at Hartfield Lanes Family Fun Center in Berkley May 30

May 20, 2015


The Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) has announced a location change for its annual bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos.   Bowling for Rhinos – previously scheduled to take place at Thunderbird Lanes in Troy – has been moved to Hartfield Lanes Family Fun Center in Berkley, 3490 12 Mile Road, west of Coolidge.  The bowling event to help save rhinoceroses “one pin at a time” will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 7 p.m., with registration at 6:30 p.m.

Bowlers may register individually or form a team of four to five for the event, which features bowling, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and children’s games and crafts.  The $25 registration fee for adults includes shoe rental, two games, pizza, soft drinks and a requisite $15 donation.  The registration fee is $20 for children 12 years old and under.  Participants who raise $50 or more will receive a Bowling for Rhinos T-shirt.  

Registration forms are available online at  Forms and fees should be received by May 22 as space is limited.  Anyone who is unable to attend the event but would like to support rhino conservation can visit the AAZK website to make a donation. 

Each year, more than 80 AAZK chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada host Bowling for Rhinos bowl-a-thons, raising more than $5 million since 1990.  The Detroit Zoo chapter alone has raised more than $202,622 to date.  All proceeds directly benefit three rhino conservation projects in Africa and Asia.

AAZK is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of professional zookeepers and other interested persons who are dedicated to professional animal care and wildlife conservation.