Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

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Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›

Principal Charity Classic

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 28 - June 2, 2019. 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 2017 event! 

Birdies for Charity

Click here to participate in Birdies for Charity
Blank Park Zoo is partnering with the Principal Charity Classic’s Birdies for Charity again in 2019! 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!

There are two ways to pledge:

  • 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

For example, if 700 birdies are made during the 2019 Principal Charity Classic, your total pledge would be: 

  • $0.05 = $35
  • $0.15 = $105
  • $0.25 = $175

Birdies made in 2011 - 879
Birdies made in 2012 - 790
Birdies made in 2013 - 707
Birdies made in 2014…843
Birdies made in 2015…868
Birdies made in 2016…883


Enter to WIN Prizes through Guess the Birdies! 
Each person who makes a pledge to Birdies for Charity will be given the opportunity to guess the total number of birdies made by Champions Tour players during the 2019 Principal Charity Classic. One correct prediction will win a grand prize. All participants also qualify to win other prizes through random drawings conducted by The Principal Charity Classic. 

  • Contest is open to participants who are 18 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
  • All prizes are listed on the tournament website
  • Void where prohibited by law. No pledge or donation necessary. 

For additional information contact Julia Lantz, 515-974-2589
Don’t forget to select Blank Park Zoo as the organization you are supporting!

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