RONNIE JAMES DIO – ‘Bowl For Ronnie’ Celebrity Bowling Party to benefit the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund; Ready for post-Covid return on November 17

The Annual Bowl For Ronnie Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), is set to return on Thursday, November 17 after a three-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which will be held at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, Calif., will once again be hosted by TV and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s Volume channel. Bowl For Ronnie will feature a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle for prizes and memorabilia. The 2019 event sold out in advance and raised over $50,000 for the cancer charity, now in its 13th year raising awareness and much-needed research funding on cancer.

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 featured performers and artists such as Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses, Adler’s Appetite), Jack Black & 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 (Winery Dogs), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Richie Sambora, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) and comedy stars like Bill Burr, Jeff Ross and Whitney Cummings.

The world’s No. 1 bowler, Professional Bowling Association World Champion Jason Belmonte also joined the festivities in 2019. He launched a ceremonial strike to open the celebrity competition and show the crowd “how it is done “. That year’s celebrity contest was fiercely contested, ending with the top two teams of 2018 – led by Eddie Trunk and Marc Ferrari respectively – defeated by a team led by Phil Buckman. This year’s celebrity bowlers will be announced shortly.

100% of net proceeds from Bowl For Ronnie will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org). Individual tickets and lane sponsorships are on sale now, and attendees are encouraged to gather friends, family and colleagues for the ultimate bowling team. Pinz Bowling Center is located at 12655 Ventura Blvd in Studio City, California.

Tickets are on sale now, here.

– Individual spectator: $75 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
– Individual bowler: $100 (Join other rock ‘n bowlers for open bowling from 6:30-9pm, includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling)
– Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $2,100 Early Bird Package*: Private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane and throughout event on flat screens, 6 VIP passes for Artist/VIP lounge access, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” T-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

* $2,500 per lane after 10/15/22.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was established in memory of legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010. A private 501(c)(3) charity ) dedicated to cancer prevention, research and education, the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund has already raised over $2 million over its history. Funds raised have been committed to the cancer research work of the TJ Martell Foundation for Cancer, AIDS and Leukemia Research, the gastric cancer research unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer in 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 the development of a simple, non-invasive saliva test for the early detection of cancer, which is consistent with the Fund’s mission. cancer prevention, research and education.

For more information, visit diocancerfund.org.

(Photo – Gene Kirkland)

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