A rhinoceros can weigh more than a ton, so it's only fitting that an event to help save endangered rhinos is a ton of fun!
The Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers presents the 23rd annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, May 18 at Cloverleaf Lanes in Independence.
Advanced registration is $20, plus $20 minimum sponsorship for adults or $10 minimum sponsorship for children. Registration at the door will be $40, subject to availability. Donations are tax deductible and include three games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, pop and snacks. Bowlers that raise $100 or more will receive a free gift. There will also be a silent auction, raffles, entertainment and trivia.
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 $113,000 to help endangered rhinos.
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. 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.
For more information, visit clemetzoo.com or call (216) 661-6500.