Dio Cancer Benefit Bowling Event Set for Nov. 4

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Bowl 4 Ronnie will benefit the late rocker's cancer charity

Bowl 4 Ronnie will benefit the late rocker’s cancer charity

The second annual “Bowl 4 Ronnie” celebrity bowling event, hosted by VH-1’s Eddie Trunk, will take place at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California, on November 4. The event is a benefit for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), which raises awareness and funds for cancer. It’s named after the late classic rock musician who died from the disease in 2010. The event will include a celebrity bowling tournament, a raffle and a special live auction.

Bowl 4 Ronnie kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. 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 with guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie) and drummer Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses) among those joining him.

Ronnie James Dio (from his Wikipedia page)

Ronnie James Dio (from his Wikipedia page)

Other rockers expected to attend include Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples/Tony MacAlpine/Yngwie Malmsteen), Chris Broderick (Megadeth/Act of Defiance), Eddie Money, Chris Hager (Rough Cutt), Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford), Mick Sweda (Bullet Boys), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Dio Disciples/Judas Priest), David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf/The Rods), Jeff Scott Soto (Kryst The Conqueror/Yngwie Malmsteen), Chas West (Lynch Mob/Foreigner/ Bonham), Joe Retta (Dio Disciples/ Sweet), Marc Ferrari (Keel), Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), Rowan Robertson (Dio,/Bang Tango/DC4), Rudy Sarzo (Dio/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake), Scott Warren (Dio /Warrant), Craig Goldy and Simon Wright (Dio/AC/DC), Howie Simon (Nelson, Alcatraz), singer Ann Boleyn (Hellion), singer Sonia Harley, Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Christian Martucci (Stone Sour), Mike Spencer (Flotsam and Jetsam), guitarist Monte Pittman and actor/ musician Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob/Quiet Riot/Dokken), with more names still being added.

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The auction will include music memorabilia and a six-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.

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