North Carolina AAZK Chapter

Bowling for Rhinos 2017

Working Our Tails Off To Save Theirs!

The North Carolina chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (NC AAZK)

is getting ready to hold our annual Bowling for Rhinos event on May 3rd at the

Family Sports Center of Asheboro, N.C. and we are looking for bowlers!
BFR is a national bowl-a-thon where participants fundraise for rhino conservation through donations/sponsorships from friends, family, and businesses. Don’t like to bowl? Not a problem! You can still come out and help by biding in our silent auction which features artwork, gift baskets, gift cards, and unique animal art.

This event allows local AAZK chapters from across the country to support several organizations in Africa and Asia focused on rhino conservation. Since 1990, participants of NC AAZK’s BFR event have helped us raise over $170,000 to help protect not just rhinos, but to also save valuable habitat which supports many other plant and animal species.

Interested in participating? Please contact Nicole Pepo at

to reserve your lane spot (spaces limited) and to get sponsor sheet.

Pre-registration date will be announced soon.

Registration the night of starts at 5:30pm and bowling begins at 7pm. 

We hope to see all of you there on May 3rd whether you want to bowl, bid, or just hang out and have fun for rhinos!

For more information about Bowling for Rhinos please visit:

Bowler receives 2 games of bowling and shoe rental with a minimum sponsorship of $25 per person.
Sponsorship of $100 or more receives a free special edition BFR t-shirt!
Sign up today to reserve your spot on a lane, or come out the night of the event just to have fun and show your support!

In addition there will be:

  • Music, games, and lane prizes
  • Silent auction


The Family Sports Center
219 NC Hwy 42 N
Asheboro, NC 27203

Wednesday, May 3rd from 7pm-10pm

Pre-Registration date TBD

Night of event registration starts at 5:30pm

For more information about Bowling For Rhinos, please see the national BFR page: AAZK BFR