Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Zoo Night at the Sacramento River Cats

Get wild at Raley Field, Friday, August 3rd, rooting for the Sacramento River Cats and support the Zoo at the same time! We are looking forward to showing them Zoo support, animal style.

Sacramento River Cats players will wear a special edition giraffe-print jersey that simply cannot be missed (shown below). Jerseys will be auctioned off to raise money for the Sacramento Zoo. At the end of the game, the one your favorite player wore could be yours; you just have to out-bid everyone in the silent auction!

Stop by and say ‘Hi’ to the Zoo’s crew on the concourse, they may have a treat for you. Get to your seats early to see Zoo mascot Gus the Gree Tree Frog and Sacramento Zoo Board President Starr Walton Hurley, throw out the first pitch!

Get your special discounted ticket offer for Zoo supporters. Purchase your tickets here and enter the special offer code “saczoo”, when prompted.

Go Wild for our home team and support the Sacramento Zoo! We’ll see you there.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

WEAVE at the Zoo

By, Julie Seewald Bornhoeft, WEAVE

Like every strong business, bringing our staff together and building teams is an important part of our work. With four sites, 24 hour operations, and more than 75 full and part-time employees (plus another 100 “on-call” staff), it can be a challenge to keep everyone up to date and on the same page. It’s easy for staff meetings to become “routine”.

On June 13, WEAVE decided that the typical staff meeting was for the birds so we went to the birds, and the giraffes, and the chimpanzees. WEAVE headed to the zoo.  Thanks to the awesome staff at the zoo, WEAVE was able to take advantage of their amazing space to host our staff meeting and a great team building day.

We beat the heat with a brown bag lunch in the Kampala Conference room. This great space can accommodate large and small groups and was perfect for our meeting (plus the air conditioning was welcome in the 95 degree heat).  After our business was complete, our staff took part in a great team building day that allowed us to see all of the amazing creatures who call the Sacramento Zoo home.

Our staff split into teams for a good old fashioned scavenger hunt. Armed with cell phones and list of items/activities to find, we set off to photograph animals we would never want to meet in the wild, creatures beginning with the letter S and even the challenge of finding an animal sticking its tongue out (easier said than done we learned). 

The trip to the zoo proved that grown-ups enjoy the Sacramento Zoo just as much as the kids. Our staff worked together and enjoyed the opportunity to experience the wonders of the zoo with their co-workers. It was an affordable way to partner with another nonprofit to strengthen our agency.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Rockin' Twilight Thursdays

The Sacramento Zoo has brought Twilight Thursdays back for a third year. The first three evening have been a great success. Each one filled with great food, themed cars and a band to get you moving.  Many families bring picnics to eat on the lawn with the band while others wander the Zoo as the animals become more active as the hot day turns to a cool evening.

There are only four evenings left, so gather your friends and join us during the cool Twilight evenings. The band and car show start at 5:30 pm and the Zoo closes at 8 pm. General Zoo admission applies and Sacramento Zoo Members are free.

July 5 – Across the Pond
Live music by: Because: A tribute to the Beatles
Featuring: British and Euro Cars
Dinner Special: Herb crusted tri tip with vegetables. $9.95

July 12 – Old Skool Party
Live music by: East Wind
Featuring: Low-riders
Dinner Special: Barbecue chicken served with house potato salad. $9.95

July 19 – Rockabilly Night
Live music by: The Hucklebucks
Featuring: Kustoms and Rat Rods
Dinner Special: Grilled Italian sausage on a hoagie roll served with rosemary potatoes. $9.95

July 26 – So 70’s Hot Rods
Live music by: Q Balls, 70’s rock
Featuring: Hot Rods
Dinner Special: Teriyaki burger with pineapple salsa and Asian salad. $9.95

Show off your car!
Do you have a hot car that you would like to show off during a Twilight Thursday? Visit the Twilight Thursday webpage or call (916) 808-5888 for more details and to register.