In case you haven’t thrown your cowboy hat in the ring, there’s still time. Here’s some info from the Oklahoma Aquarium:
Time is running out to have a big impact with a small donation to the Oklahoma Aquarium. The Truckin’ For Turtles Contest is entering its final 10 days with the drawing for prizes set for Labor Day, September 7th at 11:00. Truckin’ For Turtles Tickets are being sold online and at the Oklahoma Aquarium ticket office for $20 each or 6 for $100. All money raised will help build a public exhibit, for two giant sea turtles, currently behind the scenes at the Aquarium. Ticket holders go in the drawing for a new Ford Ranger SuperCab donated by Bill Knight Ford. Other prizes include a private sleepover in the Aquarium, a private tour to see the sea turtles up close at feeding time and tickets to the Aquarium.
The Oklahoma Aquarium has received a $500,000 challenge grant to build the $1.5 million sea turtle exhibit. The two, 200-pound Loggerhead Sea Turtles have been living behind-the-scenes, and waiting for a public exhibit since 2004. All sea turtles are either endangered or threatened, so it is the mission of the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation, staff and volunteers to share these beautiful animals with visitors to foster greater appreciation and protection.
For more Truckin’ For Turtles details, including a special video of the sea turtles, please visit www.okaquarium.org.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll
P.S. Here’s a look at the Oklahoma Aquarium exhibit: