The biggest reptile show in Texas did not disappoint. It was a great show and the attendees were very excited to be there. NARBC went above and beyond for a full day of Saturday fun: reptile show, live music from The Harless Brothers Band and a benefit auction for USARK. Thanks for all you do for the herp community, Brian, Bob and NARBC Crew!
The auction had quite a few surprises including over $500 raised from three dozen fried pies (imported from Oklahoma) donated by Russ Gurley. Also, the bids for Exotics by Nature's (Sean Bradley) donations placed them at over $10,000 raised for USARK in 2014.
This fundraiser collected over $13,000 for USARK. Below is a list of those who donated and made this possible. A huge thank you to everyone who donated and attended.
$5,000+: Constrictors Unlimited
$2,000: Timberline, Bob Clark Reptiles, Exotics by Nature
$1,000: Bailey & Bailey Reptiles, Tell Hicks, Reptiles by Mack, Gourmet Rodent, Marc Bailey Reptiles
$500: Zoo Med, NoCo Reptiles, C Serpents/Hot Box Incubators,
$250: ECO Wear and Publishing, Russ Gurley, Python in a Pear Tree, DP Enterprises, South Mountain Reptiles, ARS Caging, Renick Reptiles, Goss Reptiles, VPI (Dave and Tracy Barker), Ton Jones, DNA Reptiles, Reptile Emporium, KnK Reptiles, Priceless Pythons
$100: NightGlow Reptiles, Tetra, Tim Cole, Stamp's Tarantulas, Solid Hogs, JPM Reptilia, H.E.R.P.S. Reptile Show, DFW Reptarium, Universal Rock, Gorgeous Gecko, Nature Kids, Lynne's Beardeds, Herpers (Dav Kaufman), Amphinity Frogs, Outback Oasis, Mathews Reptiles, Pet Snake Snacks, Exotic Ball Pythons, Rogue Reptiles
Other Donations: Serpent Syndicate, Captive Creations, Elegant Reptiles, Phat Jack Farms, Designer Constrictor Morphs, S&S Exotic Animals, Austin Reptiles, Texas Rattlesnake Festival, Stone Cold Serpents, Chipkali.net, Rancho de Tortuga, Texas Lone Star Dragons, Carolina Designer Dragons, Finley Valley Serpentarium, Royal Flush Exotics
Thank you to all who donated. If we missed anyone, please let us know (info@USARK.org).
We also need to thank all our great volunteers who helped at the booth and during the auction.
Volunteers: Chris, Gillian, Dan, Derek and Holly Goodnight, Chad Gaines, Russ Gurley, Jason, Kristin, Kelly
Sacramento Reptile Show Recap
Thanks to all the volunteers who made the USARK presence at this show possible. They helped raised thousands of dollars and educated the thousands of attendees about reptiles and our fight to keep them as pets. Thanks again for your support, Jeremy and the Sacramento team.
We would also like to thank all those who donated to make the Saturday night benefit auction a success. USARK is not possible without the support of those who donate.
Volunteers: Jason (SCHAR), Erin Sloan, Lupe, Katy, Mark, Matt, Kendyl, Isaiah, Andrew, Carlos, Abby and Reiner
RAACA Raffle III: Costa Rica!
Tickets are on sale now! There are four amazing prizes and this raffle is impressive. Buy tickets and get all details at www.raaca.net
. Ticket sales end Friday, October 31st at 6:00 PM PST/9:00 EST.
RAACA has provided a printable image at the bottom of this newsletter (click for larger version). This can be printed and displayed at retail stores and reptile shows to help raise money and support USARK. The smart phone scannable QR code makes it easy to buy tickets. Thanks, RAACA and donors!
1st Place Prize:
Trip for 2 to Costa Rica!
*Includes round trip flights & hotel expense
Also includes $1,000.00 cash!
Trip will be your choice of November (16th - 21st) OR (23rd - 28th) departure and return dates.
Guided field herping is optionally included (2 days) at no charge.
2nd Place Prize!
Ball & Boa Package
Female 2014 Leopard 66% Het Albino
Male Hypo 100% Het Leopard 66% Het Albino
$1,250.00 value Donated by David Nguyen
0.1 2014 Enchi Fire Fly Female 145 grams
$900.00 value Donated by: White Diamond Reptiles
3rd Place Prize!
$500 gift certificate to LLL Reptile (donated by LLL Reptile)
4th Place Prize!
$250.00 gift certificate to The Rodent Barn (donated by The Rodent Barn)
Custom Herp Quilt Raffle
Reptiles in the Classroom
(Brandon Fowler in California and Chris Law in Florida) are working to enrich the learning environment for children through their Classroom Reptile Pet Program. Get more information and donate at www.gofundme.com/d2l92k
. Thanks for getting out there, educating the public and supporting the herp community, Brandon and Chris!
Wounded Warrior Custom Cage Raffle
This is an impressive raffle featuring a custom display cage (photo below), loads of supplies and even a custom knife to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org
). Get all details and see photos of everything at www.facebook.com/frilledwarrior. For questions and payments, send an email to
frilledwarrior14@Hotmail.com. This is a $3,000+ value.
How to enter:
Bumper stickers for $10 ea. or 3 for $25. Each sticker is 1 entry.
Purchase a T-Shirt for 1 entry each. $10 of each shirt sold will be donated to Wounded Warrior.
2 styles: military green for $20 or black, gold, or pink digital camo for $25
The "Frilled Warrior" prize:
*Cage & Stand (total size is 4' x 6'4" x 2')
*New Guinea x Australian hybrid Frilled Dragon
*All heating and lighting
*Humidity and Temp Gauges
*Start-up feeder supply
*Custom knife donated by USARK President Phil Goss (photo below)
*Free delivery anywhere in the lower 48 states
Forever Wild Sanctuary Benefit Auction