The lanes will be shaking when the Cleveland Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers' 22nd annual fundraiser Bowling for Rhinos gets rolling at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23 at Cloverleaf Lanes, 5619 Brecksville Road in Independence.
Due to habitat loss and poaching, several rhino species are on the verge of extinction. Bowling for rhinos gives 100 percent of your donations directly to rhino sanctuaries in Kenya, Java and Sumatra. Since 1990 the Cleveland chapter of AAZK has given more than $100,000 to help endangered rhinos.
Advanced registration is $15, plus $20 sponsorship per participant ($35 at the door, subject to availability), and includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop and snacks. A cash bar and other refreshments will be available. The event also features a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. Bowlers that collect $100 or more in sponsorships will receive a free gift, and there will be a special prize for the bowler with the most donations.
Registration forms are available online at clemetzoo.com or in the Zoo's Administration Building. For more information, call (216) 661-6500, Ext. 4452.
Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, 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 $12.25 per person, $8.25 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.