Roger Williams Park Zoo Seeking Restaurants, Sponsors for June 29th Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts Fundraiser

Roger Williams Park Zoo Seeking Restaurants, Sponsors for June 29th Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts Fundraiser

Event Offers Unique Showcase for Culinary Delights,

Gives Sponsors Recognition with One “Wild” Night


Providence, RI – Roger Williams Park Zoo’s annual fundraising bash, Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts, is set for Saturday, June 29th and the Zoo is reaching out to area restaurants, businesses and foundations to be part of the fun.  Zoobilee provides a unique way for restaurants to promote and showcase their offerings to the more than 1,500 guests who will attend.  And businesses that sponsor the event get tickets to party right alongside the animals, too, all for a good cause - to support the environmental education and conservation efforts of the Zoo, one of Rhode Island’s oldest and most-loved institutions.

This year marks the 21st  anniversary of the event, and a committee of over 20 community leaders, led by Chair Patrick Wholey, General Manager of WPRI 12 and Fox Providence.  This year’s event will feature an exclusive evening with the food and drink from dozens of the area’s hottest restaurants, exciting entertainment by the World Premiere band, and a number of other fun surprises. 

There’s still time for local restaurants, caterers and beverage providers who want to be featured at Zoobilee to get involved.  Aside from the exposure at the event, participants will also benefit from recognition in promotional materials including print advertisements and inclusion on the Zoo’s website.  Any business or charitable foundation can support Zoobilee, with sponsorship opportunities ranging from $500 to $15,000 or more.  Sponsor benefits include early admission tickets to the event as well as special recognition on the night of Zoobilee and in Zoobilee promotional materials. 

Last year’s Zoobilee raised $275,000 in proceeds for the Zoo; the event has raised well over $4 million since its inception in 1992.  The funds generated help underwrite the Zoo’s award-winning environmental education and conservation programs, including the conservation of threatened and endangered species around the world and important community outreach efforts, such as the Zoomobile, which reach more than 60,000 school-aged children and other participants per year.

For more information about sponsoring or participating in Zoobilee, visit, e-mail or call the Rhode Island Zoological Society at (401) 941-3910 x337.   Zoobilee is a 21+ event.


Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is also a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size.  The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.

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