World Champion Bowler Jason Belmonte Joins Fifth Annual
“Bowl for Ronnie” Bowling Party on Thursday, November 7
to Benefit 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
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. Joining the festivities this year will be the number one bowler in the world, PBA world champion Jason Belmonte (https://www.jasonbelmonte.com
), who has won 22 PBA titles and this year became the all-time major titles champion leader. He has bowled 23 career 300 point games, has been the player of the year three times and has won three major titles in one year, making him a television and social media sensation.
Belmonte, whose father owns a bowling alley in his native Orange, NSW, Australia, began rolling the ball down the lane with two hands when he was 18 months old. He won his first tournament at age four and was one of the first bowlers to introduce the two-handed approach to the bowling world, which he will demonstrate at this year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE.
Earlier this year, Belmonte teamed up with NASCAR’s Aric Almirola to conduct an unusual trick shot: with Almirola driving and Belmonte in the usually-unoccupied passenger’s seat, Belmonte threw a bowling ball out the window of Almirola’s #10 Ford and threw a strike while traveling over 140 mph.
The stunt can be viewed here:
World’s #1 bowler Jason Belmonte will join rockers and celebrities for
5th Annual BOWL FOR RONNIE
The event once again will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s Volume channel and whose TV series TrunkFest airs on AXS-TV. Last year’s event, which sold out in advance and raised a record $74,000 for the cancer charity, attracted some 300 rockers, bowling enthusiasts, DIO fans and Dio Cancer Fund supporters.
Trunk, whose 2018 celebrity bowling team took first place last year, will again captain a team of celebrity bowlers – this year comprising Steven Adler, Geezer Butler, Dave Grohl and Brent Woods – to defend his title. Joining the Trunk celebrity team will be Dan Hayes of Stamford, CT, who was the top bidder on the eBay auction for the remaining spot on the team.
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 on eBay this 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), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), 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), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Damon Fox (The Cult), Craig Goldy and Scott Warren of Dio, members of Granny 4 Barrel,
Rita Haney, Sonia Harley, Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White), Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), Frank Kramer (KLOS), actor/ musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), 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), The Stray Cats‘ Slim Jim Phantom, 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), Jennie Vee (Eagles of Death Metal), 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), Frankie Loyal (Mayans MC) and James St. Vincent (Being, The Depths).
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.