Tigers at Out of Africa enjoying inflatable toys from ToySplash!
- Jan. 17, 2014 - PHOENIX --
, a leading online pool and water toy retailer owned by brothers-Mark and Stephen Heitz and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, has announced their all new “Toys for Tigers” campaign. “This idea has been brewing in our minds for quite some time. We’ve had a relationship with Out of Africa Wildlife Park (http://outofafricapark.com/)
in Camp Verde, Arizona, for the past five years. Jeff Harwell, a tiger trainer at Out of Africa, recently shared a video from the Tiger Splash show (http://outofafricapark.com/
splash/) with us. He wanted us to see how much the tigers enjoy the inflatable toys we’ve sent.” reported Cathy Kanitz, social media specialist for ToySplash. “We’ve been donating what we can but always wished we could do more.”
That day has arrived. After reading in the news about the recent rescued tigers (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/24384429/2014/01/07/2-t...
) in the Phoenix valley, and learning those tigers have found a new, safe home at Out of Africa, ToySplash decided it’s time to get the general public involved. The “Toys for Tigers” campaign offers the opportunity to the general public to purchase some of the tigers’ favorite toys and have them donated to Out of Africa. “We’
re waiving the shipping fee on the tiger toys and offering a 20% off promo code on any future purchases in 2014 to anyone participating in the program” said Loren Johnson, operations manager at ToySplash. “We’
ve always been huge supporters of Out of Africa. We love their approach to animal rescue and conservation. “ In addition, ToySplash is donating 5% of the profits from the “Toys for Tigers” program to Save Tigers Now (http://www.savetigersnow.org/
); a plan sponsored by the World Wildlife Federation to end tiger poaching and killing.
Out of Africa’s mission statement is impressive. “The mission of Out of Africa Wildlife Park is to create the ultimate animal adventure for all ages, one steeped in fun, immersed in learning, and inspired by a living and colorful world of astonishing wildlife. We strive to foster an appreciation of our planet’s wild areas and wondrous inhabitants by supporting and promoting conservation awareness and action, practicing exemplary animal care, providing education and learning experiences, and establishing broad community support, through a peaceful and interactive relationship with our animal friends, who touch our hearts.”
If you would like to make a toy purchase for the tigers, simply log on to the ToySplash (http://www.toysplash.com/
) website at www.toysplash.com. A list of suggested toys can be found on the ToySplash blog, The SplashDeck, found on the website’s home page. Choose the items you wish to purchase and enter the promo code TIGERS. This will waive any shipping fees and alert ToySplash that this is a “Toys for Tigers” purchase. “Once we have a few boxfuls of inflatables for the tigers, we plan to make a trip to Out of Africa to present the toys to the staff and tigers. We are very excited to meet the new members of the park!” remarked Kanitz. “Participants will receive a thank you e-mail from us including their 2014 ToySplash promo code for 20% off (valid for the entire year) plus follow-up pictures and information on all the tigers and other wildlife residing at Out of Africa.”
ToySplash is a leader in entertaining and affordable pool floats, toys, games, rafts, and pool safety and maintenance products. Most orders are shipped from the company’s warehouse within 24 hours of purchase. Assistance is available by phone or live chat while additional information on having water fun while staying safe -including articles, videos, and graphics - is provided on the company website.