Will Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
eBay Auction Under Way for Place on Host Eddie Trunk’s Celebrity Bowling Team
Feverish bidding is now under way on eBay for a place on the celebrity bowling team captained by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk at the Fifth Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s Volume channel and whose TV series TrunkFest airs on AXS-TV, will host the event 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, California, took first place at last year’s event. 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 first in 2019.
The eBay auction for a place on Eddie Trunk’s 2019 team will end on Sunday, October 27 at 6:00PM Pacific time.
You can bid on it here:
Additionally, a second auction for a spot on the KLOS-FM Radio team, featuring Frank Kramer of the Frosty, Heidi and Frank morning show, will be going up within the next week. Details coming soon.
Among the rockers and celebrities planning to participate in this year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE are: Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses, Adler’s Appetite), Ira Black (Lizzy Borden, I Am Morbid),Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill), Phil Buckman (Fuel, Petty Cash), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Jason Cornwell and Jimmy Burkard of Westbound, Jeff Dewbray, Logan Nikolic, and Patrick Stone of Budderside, Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint, DC4), Matt and Shawn Duncan of DC4, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Art Cruz (Lamb of God),Bjorn Englen (Dio), Marc Ferrari (Keel, Cold Sweat), Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White), Bob Kulick (W.A.S.P., Alice Cooper), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Damon Fox (The Cult), Craig Goldy and Scott Warren of Dio, Rita Haney, Sonia Harley, Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), Frank Kramer (KLOS), Dave “Chili” Moreno (Westbound, Puddle of Mudd), Todd Morse (Offspring, Petty Cash), Ronny Munroe (TSO, Metal Church), Sadie Nardini (Sadie and the Tribe), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Gonzo and Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint), Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Quiet Riot), Brett Scallions (Fuel), Ernie Snair (The Loveless), Steve Smyth (One Machine, Testament), Michael Spencer (Flotsam & Jetsam), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), Chas West (Westbound, Bonham), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach), Roy Z (Westbound, Halford) and actors Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy), Al Coronel (The Last Ship) and James St. Vincent (Being, The Depths).
Eddie Trunk’s 2018 First Place winning team
From left: Tom Morello, Eddie Trunk, Wendy Dio, Jack Black, Geezer Butler,
winning eBay bidder Steve Prziborowski and Doug Aldrich (photo by Gene Kirkland)
The BOWL FOR RONNIE is 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. And, as he does every year, DJ Will will be rocking the VIP pre-party music.
Highlights of last year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE can be viewed here:
100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), which is now in its tenth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research. 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 founded 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 also 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.