Big Bear Lake, CA, January 31, 2014 – This spring, a pair of snow leopards will relocate to our valley from Washington state’s Woodland Zoo. The sisters were born into the Species Survival program there, but a genetic defect left them each blind in one eye and ineligible for the breeding program. The program is in place because the Himalayan natives are endangered.

It’s not the first time out local zoo will host such exotic creatures: Two males, Ivan and Milo, retired here after participating in Woodland’s breeding program.

The Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo are building a portable “Himalayan Habitat” enclosure to house Shanti and Asha, and to help raise funds for the project, they’re producing what will be an annual golf tournament.

Today is the deadline to register for “Golf for the Snow Leopards,” scheduled for next Friday, February 7 at the renowned Classic Club in Palm Desert.

To sign up as a golfer and get more information on tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities, contact Lorie Judd today at (909) 866-9700 or

Sponsorship Levels:

Tee Sponsors $400 (Tee Sponsors can enter a foursome for $750 to save $50)
Ball Sponsor $750
Putting Contest Sponsor $800
Raffle Sponsor $1,250
Cart Sponsor $1,250
Hat Sponsor $1,500
Lunch Sponsor $1,750
Dinner Sponsor $2,500
Premier Sponsor $5,000

Event Information:
Big Bear Alpine Zoo Golf Tournament
February 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Classic Club, 75200 Classic Club Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211