More Renowned Rockers Join the Third Annual “BOWL FOR RONNIE” to Benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
Joined by Tom Morello, John 5, Steven Adler & More!
Charity Bowling Tournament to Take Place Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California
Slots on Two Celebrity Bowling Teams to be Auctioned on eBay Beginning Next Week
The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Competition in the Celebrity Bowling segment is shaping up as Los Angeles’ rock radio station KLOS is recruiting a bowling team, captained by drive time deejay Gary Moore, to challenge the team captained by event host Eddie Trunk, whose team took the top prize trophy last year. Last year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.
Members of last year’s winning team are expected to bowl again this year, among them John 5, Tom Morello, Jeff Scott Soto and Rock Feinstein. Also joining the fun this year will be former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler, Doug Aldrich (Dio), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Vinny Appice (Dio), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Phil Buckman (Fuel), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Juan Croucier (Ratt), Matt Duncan and Joey Vera of Armored Saint, Shawn Duncan and Rowan Robertson of DC4, Marc Ferrari (Cold Sweat), Dio Disciples members Bjorn Englen, Simon Wright, Scott Warren and Joe Retta, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Sonia Harley, Rita Haney, Marty O’Brien, Dave “Chili” Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Budderside members Colin Reid, Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone, Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Chas West, Christine Devine, and comedian Bill Burr.
Individual auctions will launch next week at eBay.com for places on KLOS’ bowling team and on Eddie Trunk’s team. The package includes red carpet entry to the BOWL FOR RONNIE, VIP pre-party and bowling with rock stars!
BOWL FOR RONNIE participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. In addition to the celebrity bowling tournament, there will be several raffle drawings for a variety of items, among them a wine basket, tickets to the 2018 RIDE FOR RONNIE, a signed photo of John 5, and specially-designed bowling balls and bowling pins featuring the BOWL FOR RONNIE artwork. In addition, the host venue, Pinz Bowling Center, has donated a raffle prize of a Pinz VIP Experience Bowling Party valued at $600, comprising two lanes for two hours each plus shoes for up to 10 guests and two hours in the VIP room.
Specially designed Bowl 4 Ronnie bowling ball (front)
Specially designed Bowl 4 Ronnie bowling pin (back)
The charity event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Celebrity bowling will commence at 9PM, with fierce competition for a variety of trophies.
In addition to competing with his team, radio personality Eddie Trunk (http://eddietrunk.com) will once again host the event. 100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org). Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are now on sale, and participants are encouraged to gather friends, family and co-workers for the ultimate bowling team. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.
Tickets are now on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bowl-for-ronnie-tickets-35099248798?aff=erelexpmlt
Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
- Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30-9PM)
- Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “BOWL FOR RONNIE” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)
About RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND:
The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in memory of the legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010. A privately funded 501(c)(3) charity organization dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised nearly $2 million in its short history. Monies raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the T. J. Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life, and other cancer research projects. Most recently, the Dio Cancer Fund has committed funds to support the research of Dr. David Wong and his team at the UCLA School of Dentistry in developing a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is in keeping with the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research and education.