The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, will take place on Thursday, November 7 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 tenth 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 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), Jack Black, Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Richie Sambora (BON JOVI), John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE), 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. First-, second- and third-place trophies in both Celebrity and Corporate categories and Highest Overall Score (Dean Schachtel Award) will be awarded to participants.
100% of the net proceeds from the "Bowl For Ronnie" will go to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout 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.
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.
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