Zoological Society of Milwaukee
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Get Ritzy and Glitzy at Zoological Society Boxing Fundraiser

Proceeds Support Milwaukee County Zoo and Conservation Projects

By - Jan 5th, 2016 11:18 am

“Jab, jab, give ‘em a left, right, left!”

Are you ready for a night of exciting amateur boxing, gourmet dining, drinks and a live voice auction? If so, register for the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s 21st annual Puttin’ on the Ritz fundraiser, sponsored by Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. This swank, black-tie event is held at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and raised $204,652 for the nonprofit Zoological Society in 2015. The boxing ring is sponsored by Bridgewood Advisors. Amateur boxing is sponsored by Master Z’s and arranged by the Future Olympian Boxing Association. Guests include business leaders from southeastern Wisconsin. Sponsorship of a corporate ringside table of eight is $3,000. Other costs are $200 per person or $2,000 per corporate table of eight. For a complete listing of benefits and to register, visit zoosociety.org/ritz. Registrations accepted by Jan 20, 2016.

What: The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Puttin’ on the Ritz black-tie fundraiser, sponsored by Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

When: Jan 28, 2016. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m.; voice auction and dinner at 7 p.m.; boxing at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (Bingo Hall), 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.

Registration: Please call the Zoological Society’s Laura K. at 414-258-2333 for an invitation or email specialevents@zoosociety.org. Register by Jan 22, 2016.

Cost: Cost is $200 per person or $2,000 for a corporate table sponsorship or $3,000 for a corporate ringside table sponsorship (includes 5.6 percent WI sales tax. Of the $200 per-person cost, $80 is tax-deductible).

Other details: The evening raises money for the Zoological Society and its support of the Milwaukee County Zoo. Last year’s event raised $204,652.

About the Zoological Society of Milwaukee

The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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