AKRON, OH - The Akron Zoo’s 24th annual fundraiser, Snow Bowl, which was held January 29, 2011 at Stonehedge Family Fun Center, raised over $30,000 for the animals at the Zoo. Snow Bowl is the Zoo’s 2nd largest fundraiser.
Snow Bowl is a target score bowling tournament and the winning team must predict their score ahead of time. Coming within one pin of their predicted score, and winning the tournament, was Chemstress Consultant Co. Strike That, a team from FedEx Custom Critical, came in second place and The House of LaRose came in third place.
Eighty-six teams participated in this year’s event, including area organizations and businesses. FedEx Custom Critical had over 120 of their employees participate with 24 teams, which was the most by any company. The proceeds from the event support the Akron Zoo’s mission and their programs. Snow Bowl was sponsored by Pepsi Americas, SGS Tool Company and Rubber City Radio Group, which emceed the event.
The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours, through April, are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $6.00 per person. The parking fee is $2.00. Starting May 1, hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults, $7.50 for senior citizens, $6 for children (ages 2-14). Children under two are free and parking is $2.00. For more information visit www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.