Archive: Don’t De-Spare: Bowling for Rhinos Returns May 30

AAZK celebrates 25 years of bowl-a-thons for endangered rhinos

May 7, 2015


The Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) invites bowlers to help save rhinoceroses “one pin at a time” at Bowling for Rhinos.  The annual bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos will take place Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7 p.m., at Thunderbird Lanes in Troy, 400 W. Maple Rd.  

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.