Fifth Annual “Bowl for Ronnie” Celebrity Bowling Party Set for
Thursday, November 7 to Benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
Bowling Event Hosted by Broadcast Personality Eddie Trunk
at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California
Will Raise Awareness and Funds for Cancer Charity
Eddie Trunk Announces Celebrity Bowling Team to Defend His First Place Title at Fifth Annual “Bowl for Ronnie” on Thursday, November 7 to Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
eBay Auction Now Under Way to Join Geezer Butler, Dave Grohl, Steven Adler and Brent Woods on Event Host Eddie Trunk’s Celebrity Team
Television and radio personality Eddie Trunk is set to do battle to defend his 2018 celebrity bowling team’s first Place title at the Fifth Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Joining Trunk on his team this year will be Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath, the Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl, Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach) and Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses, Adler’s Appetite).
A place on the Trunk team is being held for the winning bidder in the eBay auction that is currently under way to be part of this celebrity team. The auction closes on Sunday, October 27 at 6 p.m. Pacific time.
You can bid on it here:
Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s Volume channel and whose TV series TrunkFest airs on AXS-TV, will once again host the BOWL FOR RONNIE benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), which sold out in advance last year and raised a record $74,000 for the cancer charity.
Trunk’s 2018 celebrity bowling team comprised of rockers Doug Aldrich, Jack Black, Geezer Butler and Tom Morello plus winning eBay bidder Steve Prziborowski of San Jose, Californi,a took first place at last year’s event. It was the first time Butler, who is returning this year, had ever bowled. Marc Ferrari‘s 2018 team including Fred Coury, Ritchie Kotzen, Brett Scallions, Gilby Clarke and Tammy Lester (Round Hill Publishing), who took second place last year, are preparing for a heated battle for this year’s top spot.
The Fifth Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 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 sold out in advance and raised a record $74,000 for the cancer charity, which is now in its 10th 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 PM 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), Jack Black, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Sebastian Bach, Richie Sambora, John 5, Ahmet Zappa, Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, Machine Head), 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, Eddie Trunk’s celebrity bowling team, comprising Jack Black, Geezer Butler, Doug Aldrich, Adam Jones and Tom Morello, recaptured First Place while the previous year’s First Place team, sponsored by Round Hill Music Publishing and captained by rocker Marc Ferrari (Keel/Cold Sweat), took Second Place. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place trophies in both Celebrity and Corporate categories and Highest Overall Score (Dean Schachtel Award) will be awarded to participants.
2018 1st Place Celebrity Team captained by Eddie Trunk.
From left: Tom Morello, Eddie Trunk, Wendy Dio, Jack Black, Geezer Butler, eBay auction winner Steve Prziborowski and Doug Aldrich
100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org). 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.
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Tickets are now on sale at:
Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
- Individual Bowler: $75 (Join other rock ‘n bowlers for open bowling from 6:30-9PM on first come, first served basis, includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling)
- Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 package for private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane and throughout event on flat screens, 6 VIP party passes for access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)
WHO: The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
WHAT: BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament
WHERE: Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 2019 – 6:30-11:00pm /
VIP Pre-Party 6:30-8:30pm
WHY: To raise funds 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 short 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.
(WillToRock Coverage of the 4th Annual Bowl For Ronnie: Here)