It's back! The Cleveland Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers presents the 21st annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser.
Now entering its third decade of hosting the event, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's chapter of AAZK has given more than $90,000 to help endangered rhinos since 1990.
Bowling for Rhinos takes the lanes from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, June 4 at Cloverleaf Lanes, 5619 Brecksville Road in Independence.
Due to habitat loss and poaching, there are only five species of rhino left in the world and some of them are on the verge of extinction. Bowling for rhinos gives 100 percent of your donations directly to rhino sanctuaries in Kenya, Java and Sumatra.
Advanced registration is $15 ($25 at the door, subject to availability) and includes three or more games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop and snacks.
The event also features a silent auction, pick-your-prize raffle, prizes for the bowler with the most money in sponsors, entertainment and more. Registration forms are available online at clemetzoo.com or in the Zoo's Administration Building. For more information, call (216) 661-6500, Ext. 4439.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $11 per person, $8 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.
To learn more, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.