Saturday, June 5, 2021  |  Complimentary Virtual Event at 7 p.m. PDT

A global event benefiting wildlife in San Diego and around the world.  
Because when wildlife thrives, all life thrives.

Together, we’ll travel the planet, discovering the extraordinary wildlife that you save, protect, and care for—in San Diego and in native habitats across the globe. Dive into the world’s oceans, traverse Amazonia, and venture through the heart of Australian forests as you explore the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance conservation efforts you make possible as an ally for wildlife. We’re bringing Earth’s diverse ecosystems right into your home, while you party the night away!

 

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A Night to Remember

Get ready for special guest appearances, a handcrafted cocktail demo, and live musical performances while you strut your stuff on the kitchen dance floor. You’ll also meet wildlife with virtual visits from San Diego Zoo Rady Ambassadors, plus bid on your favorite exclusive items in the online silent auction, and so much more—all from the comfort of your own home!

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Complimentary to Join!

Everyone is welcome to join the fun, and there is no fee. When you register to party the night away, you’ll receive insider details ahead of time and be entered into our sweepstakes to win air travel for two to the Alaska Airlines® destination of your choice, provided by Alaska Airlines, Official Airline Sponsor of the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Tune in together with your friends and family afar—and make a plan to travel to see friends and family when you win!

RSVP

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Online Auction

Stake your claim on one-of-a-kind and exclusive items you cannot find anywhere else. Priceless artwork, jewelry, vacations, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and so much more await your bid! The auction closes at 8 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 6, so get your favorites before they’re gone. 
You will be redirected to our trusted auction partner, OneCause, creator of BidPal.

IT'S MINE!

 

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You’ll Save Wildlife

You are our most important ally, and together we are working toward a world where all life thrives. Your support at this year’s R·I·T·Z fuels critical conservation worldwide, cares for countless animals and plants at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and offers hope to the world’s most extraordinary animals and plants relying on us each and every day. 
You will be redirected to our trusted auction partner, OneCause, creator of BidPal.

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RITZ FAQ

How Can I Win the Alaska Airlines Air Travel for Two?

When you register for the complimentary event, you are automatically entered into the sweepstakes for your chance to win air travel for two to the Alaska Airlines destination of your choice, provided by Alaska Airlines, Official Airline Sponsor of the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The winner will be randomly selected on or after approximately 7:15 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 5, 2021. See the complete rules and eligibility. If you would like to opt-out of the sweepstakes, please email rsvpevents@sdzwa.org.

How Can I Donate?

Your support at this year’s R·I·T·Z saves, protects, and cares for wildlife in San Diego and around the world—including the countless animals and plants relying on us at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park each and every day. You can donate by giving through our auction site OneCause, participating in the Love for Wildlife competition, or by dialing the call center to make a donation during the event, at (619) 685-3245 or toll-free at (833) 989-1227.

How Do I Vote in the Love for Wildlife Competition?

Take part in our Love for Wildlife competition, and everyone wins! Voting will take place through the OneCause online bidding platform. Vote for your favorite by donating through OneCause. Simply select the animal you would like to vote for and make your tax-deductible donation of any amount. Vote for more than one—and enjoy knowing that no matter which you choose, wildlife wins!

Are You Doing a Silent Auction? How Do I Register?

Yes! The R·I·T·Z Silent Auction will begin at 8 a.m. PDT on Friday, May 28, 2021, and close at 8 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 6, 2021. All bidders must pre-register by clicking here and choosing “Sign In” at the top. Or, text “ritz2021” to 243725.

How do I Watch the Event?

If you have registered here, you will receive an email with the direct link to watch. You may also visit the San Diego Zoo Facebook page or YouTube channel. If you have marked that you are “Going” or “Interested” in the event on Facebook or YouTube, you will be able to find the link there as well. You do not need a Facebook or YouTube account to watch the Facebook Live or YouTube videos.

Need Help?

If you are having technical issues or have questions on the night of June 5, a dedicated call center will be open from 6:30 to 9 p.m. PDT and can be reached by dialing (619) 685-3245 or toll-free (833) 989-1227.