Following a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, returns on Thursday, November 17, at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event once again will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s 103 Faction Talk channel.
Bowling lane sponsorships and individual bowler tickets are now sold out while only a handful of spectator tickets are still available, here.
A plethora of music celebrities are planning to join the fun and festivities, among them T-Bone Anderssen (Gov’t Mule), Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne), Chuck Billy (Testament), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Phil Buckman and Brett Scallions of Fuel, Calico Cooper and Chris Latham (Beasto Blanco/Alice Cooper), Matt Duncan (Armored Saint), Shawn Duncan (DC4), Lita Ford, Tracii Guns and Johnny Martin of LA Guns, Abby Gennet (Slunt), Ritchie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Patrick Kennison (Lita Ford), Oni Logan and Sean McNabb of Lynch Mob, Marty O’Brien (Daughtry), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach), DJ Will (KNAC), Howie Simon (Winger), Michael Spencer (Flotsam And Jetsam), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Patrick Stone (Budderside), Dave “Chili” Moreno, Jason Cornwell, Chas West, Jimmy Burkhard and Roy Z of West Bound, Nikki Stringfield (The Iron Maidens), Ahmet Zappa, Diva Zappa, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Casey Trask, David Garcia, Harry Conklin, Sean Elg, and Sean Peck of The Three Tremors featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens, Jennie Vee, Simon Wright, Rowan Robertson and Bjorn Englen of the Dio Band, guitarist Bobby Keller, drummer Zak St. John and actors Star Fields (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Vera Vanguard.
Eddie Trunk will again captain a team of celebrity bowlers he is assembling, and a place on his celebrity team will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on eBay in the coming weeks.
The Bowl For Ronnie, an evening of fun, food, a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia. and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies, kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.
100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund, which is now in its 12th year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.
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 over $2 million in its 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. 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.
For more information, visit diocancerfund.org.
(Photo – Gene Kirkland)