The Gabby Wild Foundation is hosting High Rollin’ for Rhinos, a casino night benefit event where every roll of the dice contributes to Dr. Gabby Wild’s crucial mission to save the last 11 Sumatran rhinos of Borneo. Sumatran rhinos are a keystone species, crucial for restoring ecological balance and preventing climate change. While African rhinos receive more assistance, Sumatran rhinos remain hidden, which is why Dr. Gabby Wild, who has close ties to Wellington’s equestrian community, is on a mission to ensure the survival of the Asian rhinos through her upcoming journey.
The event will take place at Chateâu Lorio, located at 120 Elwa Place in West Palm Beach, on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Event highlights include casino game tables staffed with personalized dealers; an open bar featuring a selection of wines from the JL Kiff Winery, cocktails and local microbrews; food stations featuring “Mediterranean meets Sumatra” dishes curated by chefs Vanessa Essery and Kimberly Maloomian; a silent auction that includes such exclusive items as a Zoom date with Bachelor star Blake Moynes, and the opportunity to swim with orcas in Norway.
Guests have the option to purchase tickets at two levels, Rhino Lover or VIP Rhino Lover. The ticket-level options include:
Rhino Lover Ticket: $250 and includes open bar access, food stations, casino games, $100 “funny money,” silent auction access, valet parking, Sumatran rhino documentary viewing and an award ceremony honoring Wildlife Champion Blake Moynes.
VIP Rhino Lover Ticket: $350 and includes all Rhino Lover benefits, plus an increase to $250 in “funny money,” autographed copies of Dr. Gabby Wild’s books, an eco-friendly foundation tote bag, Save Pahu t-shirt and a Sumatran rhino lapel pin.
The event’s silent auction page is already live and accepting bids on an array of unique silent auction items.
The Gabby Wild Foundation’s mission is to safeguard the world’s most threatened wildlife through veterinary mission trips, in-field conservation projects, and educational classes and campaigns. The foundation is a U.S.-based nonprofit headquartered in New York with outposts in Indonesia focused on the conservation of Sumatran rhinos, Sumatran tigers, Asian elephants, Javan rhinos and the ancient rainforests they reside in.
The Dr. Gabby Wild Foundation is grateful for this year’s generous sponsors: River Run Farm, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, DziaSport Equine Tack, Equestrian Sotheby’s real estate agent David Welles, boutique investment manager Lane Generational and JL Kiff Vineyard.
To purchase tickets, learn more or view and bid on silent auction items, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/zle.
Learn more about Dr. Gabby Wild and the foundation at www.gabbywild.org.