The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, October 25 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's Volume channel and whose new TV series "TrunkFest" airs on AXS TV. The "Bowl For Ronnie" will feature a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia. Last year's event brought in $49,000 for the cancer charity, which is now in its ninth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.
"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. Among the raffle prizes will be a specially designed bowling ball and pin featuring the "Bowl For Ronnie" artwork (see below).
The event 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 Tom Morello (PROPHETS OF RAGE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE),Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW),Richie Sambora (BON JOVI),John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON),Ahmet Zappa, Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD),Grammy Award-winning duo TENACIOUS D featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Steven Adler (GUNS N' ROSES),Lita Ford, members of TOOL, MASTODON, BLACK STAR RIDERS, STONE SOUR, ROUGH CUTT, DIO DISCIPLES, and many more. This year's celebrity bowlers will be announced shortly.
Last year's first place-winning celebrity team was sponsored by Round Hill Music Publishing and captained by rocker Marc Ferrari (KEEL, COLD SWEAT),comprising musicians Rock Feinstein, Fred Coury and Jeff Scott Soto as well as music attorney Mark Abbatista and Tami Lester of Round Hill. The celebrity team, which captured second place, featured musicians Chris Latham, Calico Cooper, Chris Hager, Phil Demmel, Bob Kulick and Roy Z.
Host Eddie Trunk plans to once again captain his-own bowling team at the event. His team came in third place last year after taking first place in 2016. There will be an eBay auction to win a place on the Eddie Trunk bowling team.
100% of the net proceeds from the "Bowl For Ronnie" will go to the Dio Cancer Fund. 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.
For more information and to buy tickets, go to this location.