Thursday, March 25, 20210
On Wednesday, March 31, more than a year after zoos and aquariums across the country were forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is teaming up with some of country music’s top artists for a virtual concert fundraiser like no other.
During “All Together for Animals,” Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Wynonna, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter and others will take the stage with proceeds benefiting more than 200 AZA member zoos and aquariums, including Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.
Tickets are just $30, and half of each ticket purchased using this special link will directly benefit Birch Aquarium.
“This past year has been so very challenging for all zoos and aquariums and Birch Aquarium is no different. We have learned, however, how to stay connected to our audiences in new ways. We are delighted to invite the Birch community into a national fundraiser supporting both Birch and national conservation efforts under the Association of Zoos and Aquariums,” said Executive Director Harry Helling.
Country music stars are known for their philanthropic spirit. Through “All Together for Animals,” they’ll come together to show their love of wildlife while supporting the zoo and aquarium professionals who have dedicated their lives to inspiring visitors, educating children and protecting and restoring endangered species.
The “All Together For Animals” concert provides everyone an opportunity to support Birch Aquarium while enjoying a star filled event. The virtual show will be streamed at 7PM, Pacific on Wednesday, March 31.
For a contribution of $30, participating households will receive exclusive access to this one-time event. Half of proceeds from each ticket sold via this link will directly benefit Birch Aquarium. The ticketing site also provides opportunities for individuals to make additional contributions. By using Birch Aquarium’s unique link, 100 percent of these gifts will go directly to Birch Aquarium.
For more information on Birch Aquarium and its mission to connect understanding to protecting our ocean planet, visit here.
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