“This is the best part about the Shootout, being able to give back to the community and we're blessed we have such a fantastic event and so many volunteers,” Duggan said. “This was a number we really wanted to get to."

CODY MROCZKA, cmroczka@lakesunonline.com

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Ten years after the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout moved to its current spot and host location of Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach, organizers were proud to announce that this year’s donation of $200,000 to local non-profits and fire protections districts has met a lofty goal.

A total of 36 organizations that supplied 678 volunteers and logged over 8,800 hours of volunteer service for Shootout events received individual checks on Saturday, Oct. 21 as President Ron Duggan also proudly announced a total of $1,143,000 has been given back to local organizations over the past decade.

“This is the best part about the Shootout, being able to give back to the community and we’re blessed we have such a fantastic event and so many volunteers,” Duggan said. “This was a number we really wanted to get to. The one thing we set out as a board and as a community was to expand this benefit to more than just the four fire departments that were putting on the event. We’re really happy to surpass the million dollar mark this year.”

According to Duggan, donations are calculated using a formula based on volunteer hours and the nature of service with medical personnel such as doctors, nurses and emergency services personnel on the water receiving the most weight. A total of eight fire protection districts and 28 charities and organizations received donations ranging from $26,135 to $384.

Although the event has seen significant expansion since it started in 1988, Duggan said the Shootout Committee is looking to expand even more in the coming years.

“Since it moved here 10 years ago, the sky is the limit for what we’re going to do in the next 10 years. We have such support of the community and from all the local officials and fire department, water patrol and everybody. We’ve got some lofty goals,” Duggan said. “The Shootout is going to take another step; it’s time. We’re looking at bringing on an executive director, a full-time position, and we’re hoping to get that done in the next few months.”

Duggan said the event will aim to reach the $2.5-million mark for donations in the next 10 years.

Fire Districts and Associations:

Coffman Bend — $26,135

Northwest — $10,250

Mid-County — $10,000

Sunrise Beach — $6,235

DD/FF 14 & 17 — $4,050

Rocky Mount — $3,850

Osage Beach — $3,100

Lake Ozark — $1,250

2017 Shootout Charities:

Laurie Elks Club — $17,066

Lake West Chamber of Commerce — $16,210

Make-A-Wish Foundation — $16,077

Sharing and Caring Foundation — $14,201

Kids Harbor — $9,690

Knights of Columbus - St. Pats — $10,875

L.O.W.A. — $8,735

Laurie/Sunrise Beach Rotary —$7,175

Forget Me Not Horse Rescue — $4,700

L.O.S.A. — $3,200

Green view Elks $3,100

Dogwood Animal Shelter — $2,775

Camdenton Optimism — $2,250

E4C — $2,090

Water Safety Council — $1,572

Ozark Coast Kiwanis — $1,175

Elks Club #2858 — $1,175

C.L.E.A.R. — $1,150

Missouri Naturalists — $1,015

Boat Drop Recipients — $1,974

Camden County Sheriff’s Employees Association — $1,080

City of Lake Ozark — $1,000

VFW — $1,000

Boy Scouts of America — $1,000

Ivy Bend Food Pantry — $900

Habitat For Humanity — $850

C.A.D.V. — $850

Lake Area Arts Council — $384