Fundraiser gives chance to interact with wildlife

PRESS RELEASE: The Grand Stand Humane Society and the T.I.G.E.R.S. Wildlife Preserve have partnered for the 3rd Annual T.I.G.E.R.S. Event Fundraiser.

The Grand Strand Humane Society is pleased to announce the most unique and exciting fundraiser on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the T.I.G.E.R.S. Wildlife Preserve. Get ready to step into the jungles of Africa right in our own backyard! Attendees will experience up close and personal interaction with baby tiger cubs and orangutans. They will also interact with Bubbles the famous elephant and witness an amazing liger. Attendees will be wowed while viewing a tiger run and tiger swim.

The event begins at 4:00p.m. Grand Strand Humane Society will provide bus transportation to the event from the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama Restaurant at Market Common. Two bus trips will take attendees to the Preserve, one at 3:15 p.m. and the next at 3:45 p.m. There will be NO parking available at the Preserve.

A vegetarian menu provided by Cheeseburger-In-Paradise will be served and a cash bar will be available. In addition, each group will receive a photo disk documenting their adventure. Attendees for the event must be 12 years of age.

Tickets may be purchased at Grand Strand Humane Society, 3241 Mr. Joe White Avenue, Myrtle Beach on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets can also be ordered by calling 843-918-4913. The 2011 ticket price is $125.00/adult; 2 adult tickets for $200.00; children 12-18 years of age $100.00.

There are a limited number of tickets available. Tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds benefit the Grand Stand Humane Society.

T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve is a wildlife education organization dedicated to promoting global conservation with informative, educational and entertaining interactive programs. T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve has made appearances on National Geographic, The Disney Channel, NBC's The Tonight Show, Animal Planet and Saturday Night Live. Animals at the Preserve have also appeared in feature films such as "Dr. Doolittle", "Forest Gump", and "Ace Ventura Pet Detective."