Join us for Out of Africa! You will enjoy African barbeque, beer and wine while bidding on items in our Silent Auction. Before being awed by our cheetahs running at top speeds, you will learn about active cheetah conservation programs in Africa from Mary Wykstra, a passionate conservationist and Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya. Start the fun early and bid on items now: Visit the Silent Auction!
Mary Wykstra is dedicated to wildlife conservation, and understands this starts with taking care of people! Her program, C.O.O.L. Crafts was started by cheetah, owl, otter and lion researchers. Get it? COOL? Anyways, these researchers spend a great deal of time working closely with the small communities surrounding wildlife areas, educating them about wildlife and dispelling myths in which many wildlife species are entrenched. Further, they purchase hand-made crafts from the local artisans at fair value. By providing fair and reliable income, these communities have no financial need to resort to poaching! The researchers then sell the crafts abroad to raise funds for their conservation efforts.
You will get a chance to chat with Mary while tasting authentic African beer and wine at our open bar, and enjoying a wonderful Africa-inspired barbeque provided by A Perfect Pear! Buy your tickets before it is too late; Game Drive Tickets have already sold out! Individual Tickets are $125 each, or you can save by purchasing a Table for Ten for $1,000 (ten tickets for the price of 8). Funds raised from this event support wildlife conservation in Africa as well as Animal Ark’s programs. Call 1-775-970-3431 or click below for reservations.