'Bowl For Ronnie' 2023 Bowling Party To Take Place In November
September 6, 2023
The annual Bowl For Ronnie celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, is set for Thursday, November 16, 2023. The event, to be held at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California, will once again be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's 103 Faction Talk channel. Bowl For Ronnie will feature a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia. Last year's bowling event, which was the Dio Cancer Fund's first fund-raiser since the pandemic shut down, sold out well in advance and brought in more than $70,000 for the cancer charity, now in its 14th year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.
The evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Previous Bowl For Ronnie events have brought together entertainers and artists such as Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES, ADLER'S APPETITE),Jack Black and Kyle Gass (TENACIOUS D),Phil Buckman (FUEL, PETTY CASH),Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH),Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES),Fred Coury (CINDERELLA),Art Cruz (LAMB OF GOD),Phil Demmel (VIOLENCE, MACHINE HEAD),Marc Ferrari (KEEL, COLD SWEAT),David "Rock" Feinstein (ELF, THE RODS),Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS),Terry Ilous (XYZ, GREAT WHITE),Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS),Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE),Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (OZZY OSBOURNE),Richie Sambora (BON JOVI),Brett Scallions (FUEL),Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE),Joey Vera (ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING) and comedy stars including Bill Burr, Jeff Ross and Whitney Cummings.
Last year's celebrity competition was the scene of strong competition, culminating with Tim "Ripper" Owens, Sean Peck and Harry Conklin of THE THREE TREMORS capturing first place among the celebrity teams. This year's celebrity bowlers will be announced shortly in addition to an eBay auction for a place on Eddie Trunk's celebrity team.
Lane sponsorships and spectator tickets are now on sale at this location:
* Individual Spectator: $75 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
* Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $2250 "Early Bird" package: private lane for six bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane and throughout event on flat screens, six VIP party passes for access to Artist/VIP lounge, two drink tickets per team member, six "Bowl For Ronnie" T-shirts, pizza and shoe rental).
100% of the net proceeds from the Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.
The Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.
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.
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