In 2010 legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio lost his life to gastric cancer. Shortly after, his widow, Wendy Dio established, in his memory, The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, a charity dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education. On Nov. 4 the fund will host their 2nd annual Bowl 4 Ronnie , a rocker and celebrity studded event where guests bowl to raise money for the charity.
The bowling party kicks off at 6:30 PM with an open bowling and VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. “An evening of fun, food, and of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities for trophies . . . “, according to the Adrenaline PR press release, is what guests can expect plus there will be a live auction of music memorabilia and a 6-string Jackson guitar donated by Chris Broderick (Act of Defiance), played on tour with Megadeth in 2012. Also raffled off will be specially designed bowling ball and pins with Bowl 4 Ronnie artwork donated by the host venue, Pinz Bowling in Studio City.
Eddie Trunk (VH1’s That Metal Show, SiriusXM’s Volume) will both emcee the event and captain his own bowling team with guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie). Rockers and celebrities expected to attend are Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Broderick (Megadeth, Act of Defiance), Eddie Money, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Mick Sweda (Bullet Boys), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Dio Disciples, Judas Priest), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Jeff Scott Soto (Kryst The Conqueror, Yngwie Malmsteen), Chas West (Lynch Mob, Foreigner, Bonham), Joe Retta (Dio Disciples, Sweet), Marc Ferreri (Keel), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake), Scott Warren (Dio, Warrant), Craig Goldy (Dio), Simon Wright (Dio, AC/DC), Howie Simon (Nelson, Alcatraz), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), singer Sonia Harley, Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Michael Spencer (Flotsam and Jetsam), Monte Pittman (Madonna), actor/musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob, Quiet Riot, Dokken), with more name still being added.
Pinz Bowling Center
12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
Friday, November 4, 2016 – 6:30-11:00 pm.