It’s time once again to raise your devil horns and throw some strikes as the 5th Annual “BOWL FOR RONNIE” event is coming to PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, CA on Thursday November 7th.
The event once again will be hosted by television and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s Volume channel and whose TV series TrunkFest airs on AXS-TV. Trunk, whose 2018 celebrity bowling team comprising Doug Aldrich, Jack Black, Geezer Butler and Tom Morello took first place last year, will again captain a team of celebrity bowlers he is assembling to defend his title. A place on Trunk’s celebrity team will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on eBay in the coming weeks.
Members of last year’s second place celebrity team will return to face off against Trunk’s team and all comers in the celebrity competition, among them rockers Marc Ferrari (Keel, Cold Sweat), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Fred Coury (Cinderella), Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs) and Brett Scallions (Fuel). Additional artists planning to join the fun this year include David “Rock” Feinstein (Elf, The Rods), Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses, Adler’s Appetite), Rudy Sarzo (Dio, Quiet Riot), Ira Black (Lizzy Borden, I Am Morbid), Blasko (Ozzy Osborne), Dewey Bragg (Kill Devil Hill), Phil Buckman (Petty Cash), Art Cruz (Lamb of God), Jeff and Shawn Duncan (DC4), Matt Duncan (Armored Saint), Damon Fox (The Cult), Craig Goldy and Scott Warren of Dio, Terry Ilous (Great White), Todd Morse (Petty Cash, Offspring), Ronny Munroe (TSO, Metal Church), Sadie Nardini (Sadie and the Tribe), Rowan Robertson (Dio, DC4), Gonzo and Phil Sandoval (Armored Saint), Steven Smyth (One Machine, Ernie Snair (The Loveless), Testament), Michael Spencer (Flotsam & Jetsam), Patrick Stone (Budderside), Brian Tichy (Whitesnake), Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach), Rita Haney, Sonia Harley and actors Star Fields (Sons of Anarchy), Al Coronel (The Last Ship) and Vincent St. James.
The BOWL FOR RONNIE is an evening of fun, food, a raffle drawing for prizes and memorabilia. and, of course, bowling with rockers and celebrities competing for trophies kicks off at 6:30 PM with open bowling and a VIP pre-party for lane sponsors, celebrities and their guests. Music for the pre-party will be supplied by DJ Will.
100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), which is now in its tenth year of raising awareness and much-needed funding for cancer research. 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.
Pat Francis currently hosts the popular comedy/music podcast “Rock Solid,” called 1 of the 8 great music podcasts to put in your ears by USA Today and featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Sammy Hagar and Susanna Hoffs. His frequent appearances on Jimmy Pardo’s top rated podcast “Never Not Funny” are fan favorites. Pat began his entertainment career as a stand-up comic in Chicago, IL. After touring the country and performing in 42 states at comedy clubs and colleges, he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. There he appeared as a comedian on Comedy Central, AMC, the UCB and is a yearly regular at the San Francisco Sketchfest. For the past 5 years he has also served as Co-Host of the yearly event Pardcast-A-Thon which to date has raised over 700,000 for Smile Train. When not entertaining people in person he also makes his living as a Story Producer for reality television programs. It is also important to know that Pat is a monkey in a human mask.