Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Admission: $12 Adults, $7 Child. The Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. The Zoo will close at 1:30 pm on December 18
The Champions Tour returns to Des Moines! The Principal Charity Classic presented by Wells Fargo will be played at the Wakonda Country Club in Des Moines May 30-June 1, 2014. Don’t miss out on the only professional golf tournament in Iowa! This charitable event is packed with family-friendly activities and of course, golf’s greatest players!
The Principal Charity Classic is a wonderful community event and contributes greatly to the economic vitality and quality of life in central Iowa. The tournament also serves specifically as a way to raise money for local non-profit organizations supporting children. Blank Park Zoo is one of those outstanding organizations dedicated to supporting children that will receive the proceeds from the 2014 event!
Birdies for Charity
Every birdie made during the Principal Charity Classic means bucks for charity! Make a pledge and 100% of your donation will go directly to the Zoo! $438,145 was given to organizations participating in Birdies for Charity in 2014!
- A per-birdie amount for every birdie made by the Champions Tour players during the three-day Principle Charity Classic
- A one-time flat donation
- $0.05 = $35
- $0.15 = $105
- $0.25 = $175
Birdies made in 2012 - 790
Birdies made in 2013 - 707
If the Zoo reaches $1,500 in total money collected, it will be eligible for the Bonus Bucks program. Charities eligble to receive Bonus Bucks will receive an additional $0.25 for every $1.00 collected, up to $25,000 in collected pledges!
- Contest is open to participants who are 10 years of age or older
- One guess allowed per Birdies for Charity pledge
- No more than 10 total entries per participant
- Ties and alternate prizes are determined by a random drawing
- Deadline for entries is Thursday, May 29, 2014
- All prizes are listed on the tournament website
- Void where prohibited by law. No pledge or donation necessary.
Don’t forget to select Blank Park Zoo as the organization you are supporting!