The 2nd Annual BOWL 4 RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), will take place tomorrow, November 4, 2016 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California! The event, hosted by VH-1’s Eddie Trunk, will include a celebrity bowling tournament, a raffle and a special live auction.
The event kicks off at 6:30PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. BOWL 4 RONNIE participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund.
100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL 4 RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org). At the event, a check for $25,000 will be presented to further the research of Dr. David Wong, Director of the Dental Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, who is developing a non-invasive saliva test for early cancer detection. The Dio Cancer Fund already presented Dr. Wong with $25,000 at their annual Ride for Ronnie Motorcycle event in May of this year. Dr. Wong believes this simple test will become available for medical use within the next three years. Information about his research is available here: http://hspp.ucla.edu/wonglab/
In addition to emceeing duties, Eddie Trunk, host on Sirius XM’s “Volume” and VH-1’s “That Metal Show,” will captain his own bowling team. DJ Will is also scheduled to once again provide his DJing talents for the evening!
Even more celebrity bowlers have been added to tomorrow’s big event! Rockers expected to attend include Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage), Brendon Small (Dethklok/Metalocalypse), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples/Tony MacAlpine/Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Act of Defiance), Eddie Money, Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Jinxx (Black Veil Brides), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Dio Disciples/Judas Priest), Michael Spencer (Flotsam and Jetsam), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Lizzy Borden, Ira Black (Metal Church, Lizzy Borden), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Rudy Sarzo (Dio/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake), Scott Warren (Dio /Warrant), Craig Goldy (Dio) and Simon Wright (Dio/AC/DC), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf/The Rods), Damon Fox (The Cult), Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Mick Sweda (Bullet Boys), Jeff Scott Soto (Kryst The Conqueror/Yngwie Malmsteen), Chas West (Lynch Mob/Foreigner/ Bonham), Joe Retta (Dio Disciples/ Sweet), Marc Ferrari (Keel), Joe Harges (Lizzy Borden), Joanie Pimentel (No Small Children), Lisa Pimentel (No Small Children), Nicola Belinsky (No Small Children), Howie Simon (Nelson, Alcatraz), singer Ann Boleyn (Hellion), singer Sonia Harley, Christine Devine (Fox 11 News anchor) and actor/ musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob/Quiet Riot/Dokken).
There will be a live auction that will include music memorabilia and a 6-string Jackson guitar donated by Chris Broderick of Act of Defiance, who will be in attendance, stage played while on tour with Megadeth in 2012 (as well as autographed photos of Chris playing that guitar). Among the raffle prizes will be a specially-designed bowling ball and a bowling pin featuring the BOWL 4 RONNIE artwork, each accompanied by a Bowling Party donated by host venue Pinz Bowling Center.
|Specially designed Bowl 4 Ronnie bowling ball (front) to be raffled with bowling party from Pinz|
|Specially designed Bowl 4 Ronnie bowling pin (back) to be raffled with bowling party from Pinz|
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.
|WHO: The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
WHAT: BOWL 4 RONNIE Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament
WHERE: Pinz Bowling Center, 12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, California
WHEN: Friday, November 4, 2016 – 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 $1 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 recent passing of several high profile musicians to cancer has served to reinforce the commitment of the Dio Cancer Fund to support research and education that furthers early detection, prevention and treatment of prostate, colon and gastric cancers.
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