The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is looking to continue its fundraising success in 2014 after a record-breaking event last summer.

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is looking to continue its fundraising success in 2014 after a record-breaking event last summer.
During the 25th anniversary of the boating event in August 2013, $115,000 was raised for the 22 not-for-profit organizations that supplied 575 volunteers for Shootout operations. The year before that $100,000 was raised.
In the six years the event has been at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach, donations to local charities and fire departments totaled $437,000.
This huge event began simply in 1988 as a fundraiser for Lake of the Ozarks fire departments to purchase water rescue equipment and grew over the years to become the largest unsanctioned boat race in the U.S. Since 2008, the event has been headquartered at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach and has been voted the number one boat race/shootout in the country by Powerboat Magazine readers.
2013 Shootout charities
Coffman Bend Fire Association
Lake Ozark Fire Protection District
Mid-County Fire Protection District
Northwest Fire Protection District
Osage Beach Fire Protection District
Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District
Boys Scouts of America
Greenview Elks Club
Habitat for Humanity
Knights of Columbus-St. Pats
Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance
Lake Ozark Elks Club
Lake Ozark Kiwanis
Lake West Chamber of Commerce
Laurie Elks Club
Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary Club
Make A Wish Foundation
Master Naturalists
Optimist Club
Saddle Club of Camden County
Share The Harvest Food Pantry
Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council


Fundraising
$41,000  Raised in 2008

$50,877  Raised in 2009
$70,000  Raised in 2010
Over $70,000  in 2011
$100,000  Raised in 2012
$115,000  Raised in 2013

Volunteers
2008
321 volunteers donating
more than 3,000 hours
2009
357 volunteers donating
more than 4,000 hours
2010
424 volunteers donating
more than 5,000 hours
2011
492 volunteers donating
5,579 hours

2012
569 volunteers donating
6,425 hours