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Wild Side Dinner

Trek to the Wildside Dinner and Auction


The annual fundraiser for Northwest Trek Foundation scheduled May 4 at Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club to support conservation and raise funds to buy crucial veterinary equipment for the wildlife park

Imagine spending an evening surrounded by the sights and scents of the forest, enjoying a gourmet dinner – and helping wildlife conservation at the same time.

That’s the recipe for “Trek to the Wild Side,” a dinner and auction scheduled at 5 p.m.  May 4 to raise money for conservation efforts and critical veterinary equipment at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. The event, to be held at the Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club in Puyallup, is sponsored by the Northwest Trek Foundation, which supports the mission of the wildlife park near Eatonville.

“Trek to the Wild Side” admission is $65 per person and includes dinner and two drinks. Tables for eight are available for $520. Tickets and additional information are available at

A silent auction, raffle, and live auction will help support Northwest Trek through the David E. Ellis Conservation Fund, benefitting animal care and wildlife conservation. 

Northwest Trek veterinarian Dr. Allison Case uses an ultrasound machine borrowed from
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium during a physical on a grizzly bear cub at Northwest Trek
Wildlife Park.

What: Trek to the Wild Side
When: Doors open at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4
Where: Tacoma Sportsmen’s Club, 16409 Canyon Road E., Puyallup
Admission: $65 per person (includes dinner, two drink tickets, and entertainment) 
Attire: Casual
Ages: 21 and up
Reservations: 360-832-7165 or

In addition, guests will be invited to raise their auction paddles for direct donations to a fund that will purchase two pieces of critical veterinary equipment – a digital radiography system and an ultrasound machine.

“Digital radiography will improve the quality of care for our animals with enhanced X-ray images and processing speeds,” said Northwest Trek veterinarian Dr. Allison Case.

“Ultrasound offers a non-invasive and quick technique for evaluating organ function and diagnosing many medical conditions,” she added. “The equipment will allow for increased flexibility and accuracy, and help us give even better care to our animals.”