Bowling Party To Benefit Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund
September 13, 2016 at 1:42 PM (PT)
The second annual BOWL 4 RONNIE bowling party, benefiting the RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND will take place FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at the PINZ BOWLING CENTER in STUDIO CITY, CA. The event, hosted by VH1's EDDIE TRUNK, will include a celebrity bowling tournament, a raffle drawing and a special live auction. The inaugural DIO CANCER FUND bowling party, held in MAY 2015 as part of the commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the passing of rock legend RONNIE JAMES DIO, contributed to raising $155,000 for the cancer charity from that weekend's events.
Among the raffle prizes will be a specially-designed bowling ball featuring the BOWL 4 RONNIE artwork. The live auction will include music memorabilia and celebrity signed guitars, among them a six-string JACKSON guitar donated by CHRIS BRODERICK of ACT OF DEFIANCE, who will be in attendance, which he played while on tour in 2012 with MEGADETH (as well as autographed photos of CHRIS playing that same guitar).
The event kicks off at 6:30p (PT) with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests.
TRUNK, host of VH1's "That Metal Show," plans to captain his own bowling team at the event, while rockers already expected to attend include EDDIE MONEY, members of ARMORED SAINT, DC4, HURRICANE, BANG TANGO and WARRANT, with more names being added.
WENDY DIO commented: "Last year was a blast, and we totally sold out the place. We hope everyone will come again this year to have some fun and raise money for a good cause."
100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL 4 RONNIE will go to the DIO CANCER FUND. Most recently, the FUND presented a check for $25,000 to Dr. DAVID WONG, Director of the DENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE at UCLA, to further his research into saliva testing for the early detection of cancer.