Following 10 days of feverish eBay bidding, Doug Burgess of Tulsa, Oklahoma has emerged the highest bidder for a spot on the celebrity bowling team captained by broadcast personality Eddie Trunk at the BOWL FOR RONNIE Celebrity Bowling Party on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California.

Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM’s 103 Faction Talk channel, will once again host the event benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (

Burgess will be joining Trunk as well as guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, guitarist Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Chevy Metal) and Anthrax bass player Frank Bello on the celebrity bowling team.

The evening of fun, food, 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. We are excited to announce that this event has sold out in advance for the second year in a row.

100% of the net proceeds from the BOWL FOR RONNIE event will go to the Dio Cancer Fund (

Check out our 2022 photo gallery and post-event recap from contributor Joe Schaeffer here.

Featured Photo by contributor Joe Schaeffer (Joe Schaeffer Photography)

For more coverage from last year check out our archives, and follow us @ThePureRockShop for more event coverage

Posted on 11/9/2023