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$21,000 of $25,000 goal for BFR 2014
$2,737 Raised
11% of $25k goal
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Ended Mar 23, 2015
This is BIG!!! As of August 1, 2014, Portland AAZK has raised $21,000 of our $25,000 goal. $ raised outside FundRazr
BFR is Bowling for Rhinos, a 25 year old fundraiser established by the American Association of Zoo Keepers to save endangered rhinos.
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Portland AAZK held our "bowling event" on June 21, 2014.  At the event we collected money that was pledged to bowlers, we sold Bowling for Rhinos t-shirts, and we raffled off some really cool prizes.  Total as of July 15, 2014,  the money collected for at the bowling event plus the money collected on this FundRazr site ($2737 as of July 15, 2014) is $21,000.

Portland AAZK has participated in the 25 year old Bowling for Rhinos fundraiser, every year of its existance.  In 2013, we set our all time record, collecting $16,000 for Rhino conservation.  The previous record was 24 years old.  :-)    At, $21,000 we have already reset the record, one year later.  But that's not all!  A very generous individual has promised to match every dollar up to $25,000.  So, our $21,000 is actually $42,000.  We have until the end of August to collect money for our 2014 Bowling for Rhinos campaign and although we have a goal to collect $25,000 to maximize the generous match, we do not want to stop there.  
In addition to providing for a long peaceful life for the rhino and the others they share habitat with, there are bragging rights also involved.  In all likelyhood, Portland AAZK will reclaim the title of most money collected all time for rhinos, from Oklahoma City, but every dollar allows us to cushion our position and maintain Portland Pride.  


The 25th Anniversary of this amazing fundraiser. 

The AAZK Bowling for Rhinos program provides zoo keepers of the world with an avenue to raise funds and awareness for rhino and habitat conservation.

“AAZK’s Bowling for Rhinos” fund raiser began on a small scale and is now an AAZK-sponsored North American event raising between $200,000- $300,000 annually. Our goal now is to raise at least $500,000 annually. In 1990, we began by supporting the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (formerly Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary) in Kenya.

AAZK realized that the zoo keepers of the world were extremely conservation oriented and wanted to help save rhinos and their habitats, yet did not have the financial resources themselves to make any significant impact. That’s when the idea came to start a national bowl-a-thon called Bowling For Rhinos.

The beauty of the idea is that these fundraisers are organized by volunteers, who donate their time and organizational skills to help raise money to send directly to the places in need. Since all the people involved are volunteers, 100% of all donations are sent directly to these in situ rhino conservation areas!

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