Global platform ROCK THE ELEPHANT® (RTE) will host its first fundraiser, A Night of Icons, in support of ELEPHANTS, RHINOS & PEOPLE (ERP). The event will be held at the prestigious Hotel Bel-Air on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:30pm, in collaboration with Groupelephant.com and Awesome Rocket Ship.
Donations from the event will fund ERP’s Project Hope and the Big Tusker Collaring elephant project. Groupelephant.com will fund a matching donation of up to $50,000.
The evening’s curated program will include both silent and live auctions, featuring unique luxury items and one-of-a-kind South African safari experiences and more.
Awesome Rocket Ship will present its “Virtual Reality Bar” at the event. This VR technology will showcase its customized Virtual Reality Pod that will allow event patrons to be immersed in a 360˚African elephant and wildlife experience.
For the intimate reception, a seasonal menu will be provided by world-renowned Wolfgang Puck who will serve local, organic and sustainable foods. The Night of Icons will include premium Black Cow vodka signature drinks, “Pink Elephant” and “Black Rhino”. Black Cow produces the world’s first pure milk vodka made in West Dorset, England. The evening will conclude with a performance by a special musical guest.
To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit: https://nightoficons.auction-bid.org/microsite/
To watch the video regarding Project Hope, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpuHXqb8gb4
About ROCK THE ELEPHANT®
ROCK THE ELEPHANT® is a global platform that funds commitments and campaigns to address the wildlife crisis taking place in Africa. RTE’s events are powerful, visceral experiences designed to connect people around the world at a pinnacle moment in the history of our environment, our wildlife, and our humanity.
About ELEPHANTS, RHINO, AND PEOPLE (ERP)
Elephants, Rhinos & People is dedicated to the protection and preservation of elephants and rhinos in the wild through poverty alleviation. In order to accomplish its mission, ERP carefully selects projects based on their potential to create economic engines for impoverished rural communities who exist in areas adjacent to threatened elephant and rhino populations. Armed with an Ashoka-accredited poverty alleviation model, and by having a multifaceted team positioned to tackle poverty, ERP is able to address the welfare of elephants and rhinos in an unusual but effective manner. ERP brings over 20 years of experience in community relations, poverty alleviation, and impact investment in infrastructure, so as to achieve sustainable wildlife conservation. ERP is a 501(c)(3) public charity.
About Awesome Rocket Ship
Awesome Rocket Ship distributes virtual reality content enhanced with motion-controlled seating, atmospherics and 3D audio that can be delivered and installed in venues worldwide. Awesome Rocket Ship gateway units can be configured for sitting, standing and room-scale virtual reality experiences. Its products and services encompass a complete out of home solution for monetizing virtual reality content in practically any venue including theater lobbies, trade shows, shopping malls, and museums. For more details regarding Awesome Rocket Ship, please visit http://www.awesomerocketship.com/.
About Group Elephant
ERP’s parent company, groupelephant.com, donates 1% of its revenues to cover all of ERP’s operational expenses such that 100% of every dollar donated goes straight into ERP’s fieldwork projects.