The Third Annual “Bowl For Ronnie” Charity Bowling Party Returns!

The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (, will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. The event will include a celebrity bowling tournament and a raffle drawing. Last year’s BOWL FOR RONNIE brought in $36,500 for the cancer charity, which is now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research.

The BOWL FOR RONNIE bowling tournament is the perfect time to be able to raise money and further awareness of the cancer charity that can provide much-needed help and support to the people who are suffering from this disease, as well as their loved ones. These donations don’t even need to be much. It could even be what you raise from selling something similar to these custom pins, or from other types of activities. Every little bit of money can help fund cancer research and can spread even more awareness to people in the local community. It should be an action-packed evening for all of the participants.

BOWL FOR RONNIE participants can anticipate an evening of fun, food, and, drink. Can you name a better event that combines both fun and fundraising in one? It wouldn’t even be surprising to hear if some of the younger participants decided to ask, “where to get a fake ID” so they can enjoy some of the beverages on offer too. But it’s not just about that. You can’t forget that you will be bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund, which is much more important. Among the raffle prizes will be a specially-designed bowling ball and pin featuring the BOWL FOR RONNIE artwork (which is pictured above).

The event kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Previous BOWL FOR RONNIE events brought together entertainers and artists such as Grammy award winning duo Tenacious D featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Tom Morello (Prophets Of Rage & Rage Against The Machine), John 5, members of Mastodon, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses, Lita Ford, members of the Grammy nominated group Stone Sour and many more. Last year John 5 and Tom Morello who as members of Eddie Trunk‘s bowling team, took top honors for the highest celebrity bowling team score. Do you want to know how they do so well? It’s all in the bowling ball, to learn more, you could check out this website.

Eddie Trunk’s team celebrates its 1st Place victory in the celebrity bowling competition. From left: Rock Feinstein, Jeff Scott Soto, Wendy Dio, Eddie Trunk, Tom Morello, Tim “Ripper” Owens. Not Pictured: John 5 (Photo by Gene Kirkland)

Radio personality Eddie Trunk will once again host the event and captain his-own bowling team at the event. Additionally, LA’s rock station KLOS will sponsor a bowling team made up of on-air personalities and celebrity musicians.

100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio 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.

Tickets are now on sale HERE!

  • Individual Spectator: $50 per person (includes pizza and general admission)
  • Individual Bowler: $75 (includes pizza, shoe rental and bowling from 6:30-9PM)
  • Team/Corporate Lane Sponsorship: $1995 private lane for 6 bowlers (includes team or corporate logo displayed on lane, 6 VIP party passes and access to Artist/VIP lounge, 2 drink tickets per team member, 6 “Bowl For Ronnie” t-shirts, pizza and shoe rental)

If you can’t attend the event but still want to support the cause, don’t despair! There are plenty of other ways you can help the charity. You could donate, or you could even raise awareness yourself by creating a banner, posting online, or using with the charity on to show your support! You could even sell these bands yourself and donate the proceeds to the charity; you can make a difference, even if you don’t attend.

In the history of metal, there have been good singers and then there are the legends. These are the vocalists who are identifiable within the first note of a song. Dio‘s operatic vibrato was unmistakable and extremely versatile. His voice was one that could sooth like a soul crooner one second and roar like a vengeful tyrant the next. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund was formed in the memory of the legendary rock singer. He lost his life to gastric cancer in 2010. They are 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 nearly $2 million in its short history. The money raised has 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 Canter in Houston, where Ronnie was treated for gastric cancer during the last six months of his life and other cancer research projects. Most recently, 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 early detection of cancer, which is in keeping of with the Fund’s mission of cancer prevention, research, and education.

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