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Bowling for Rhinos

August 3, 2019
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Go bowling and help save rhinos. Narrows Plaza Bowl, 2200 Mildred St. W, University Place

Come bowl with us!

Join a world-wide event.
(and meet our keepers)
Bowling for Rhinos is a world-wide event organized by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) that raises money to support rhinoceros sanctuaries in Kenya, Java and Sumatra.
Point Defiance AAZK
Save rhinos
(and tigers, elephants, cheetahs...)
This money goes to save both rhinos and their ecosystems, but also benefits cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, lions, elephants, Sumatran tigers, gibbons, sun bears, orangutans, tapirs and many more species.
Help us raise money!
(to protect wildlife)
Over $400,000 is raised annually across North America to help species and ecosystems. In 2018 the Tacoma event raised $14, 549.35!
Not bowling?
Come anyway!
Non-bowlers are welcome to come and buy raffle tickets, bid in the silent auction, grab a free non-alcoholic drink and support our bowlers. See our Facebook page for updates.
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