LOTO Shootout raises record money

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Members of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout committee said the 31 annual event raised a record amount of donations. Photo courtesy of Lake TV.

Members of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout committee said the 31 annual event raised a record amount of donations. Photo courtesy of Lake TV.

The 31st annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout raised $357,000 in charitable contributions, which were dispersed among 32 charities and eight area fire departments near the popular Missouri boating hot spot. Last year’s event raised $300,000.

Since 2008, the shootout, which features boats running solo on a course trying to go as fast as possible, has raised $1.8 million for local organizations and it’s been seven years since the donations eclipsed $100,000.

“We have such an amazing group of people behind this event — not just the committee but the participants, the sponsors, the volunteers, the media, the local agencies and more,” Ron Duggan, who owns Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill, told speedonthewater.com. “Event director Christy Janssen has done a great job. To complement the many events that take place during Shootout week, she’s created several new fundraising opportunities throughout the year, which have helped us grow the charitable side of the event tremendously.”

Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill is the headquarters for the shootout, which will take place August 29-30, 2020. For more information, check out the event website.

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