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).
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, 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. 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.
Among the rockers and celebrities planning to participate in this year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE are: 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), 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), Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White), 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), Roy Z (Westbound, Halford) and actors Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy), Al Coronel (The Last Ship) 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 p.m. 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.
100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund, 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.
Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
Individual Bowler: $75 (Join other rock ‘n bowlers for open bowling from 6:30-9 p.m. on first come, first served basis, includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling)
Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1,995 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)
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.