The third annual BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), took place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, California. This year's event brought in $49,000 for the Dio Cancer Fund, now in its eighth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research. It was attended by a capacity crowd of over 300 rockers, bowling enthusiasts, DIO fans and Dio Cancer Fund supporters, with tickets selling out the day before causing the building to be filled to capacity.
Hosted again by Sirius XM's "Volume" host Eddie Trunk, rock musicians in attendance at the event were former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler, Doug Aldrich (Dio), David Alford and Chris Hager of Rough Cutt, Vinny Appice (Dio/Black Sabbath), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Ira Black (Lizzy Borden), Ann Boleyn (Hellion), Jimmy Burkhard (Billy Idol), Alex Cane (Richie Ramone), Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Calico Cooper and Chris Latham of Beasto Blanco, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Robbie Crane and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, Jimmy DeAnda (Lynch Mob/Bullet Boys/Lies, Deceit and Treachery), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions/Motorhead), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Christine Devine (Fox11 News), Jeff Duncan (Armored Saint/DC4), Matt Duncan, Shawn Duncan and Rowan Robertson of DC4, Dio Disciples members Bjorn Englen, Joe Retta, Scott Warren and Simon Wright, Rock Feinstein (Elf/The Rods), Marc Ferrari (Keel/Cold Sweat), Rita Haney, Sonia Harley, Terry Ilous (Great White), Adam Jones (Tool), Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), Bob Kulick, Jordan Mancino (Wovenwar/As I Lay Dying), Johnny Martin (LA Guns), Sean McNabb (Lynch Mob), Tom Morello (Prophets of Rage), Dave "Chili" Moreno (Puddle of Mudd), Marty O'Brien (Lita Ford), Budderside members Colin Reid, Rich Sacco, Michael Stone and Patrick Stone, Roy Z (Halford), Jeff Scott Soto (Sons of Apollo), Mick Sweda (Bullet Boys/Lies, Deceit and Treachery), Shane Tesheart (Lies, Deceit and Treachery), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Joey Vera (Armored Saint/Fates Warning), Lonnie Vincent (Bullet Boys/ Lies, Deceit and Treachery), vocalist Chas West, guitarist Brent Woods (Wildside), August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung Band), Ahmet Zappa, who attended with his sister Diva, and actor Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy).
BOWL FOR RONNIE attendees were treated to an evening of fun, food, raffle drawings, and, of course, the bowling competition for trophies in the name of raising funds and awareness for the Dio Cancer Fund. 100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to further the Dio Cancer Fund's mission of cancer prevention, research and education (www.diocancerfund.org).