The Shootout Acquires Lake Race

OFFICIAL SHOOTOUT PRESS RELEASE
Contact Information:
Leah Martin, Executive Director
[email protected]
Release Date: December 12th, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THE SHOOTOUT ACQUIRES LAKE RACE

The Shootout, a dedicated 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, continues
to make off-season waves despite shortened days, falling temperatures, and a steady stream of
Christmas tree lights shimmering through windows across the Lake of the Ozarks. December has
brought with it a new and exciting opportunity for the Lake Area’s largest fundraiser to raise even more
funds for its many recipients each year — and to have more fun.
Effective immediately, LOTO Powerfest/Lake Race will henceforth operate under the authority of the
Shootout Board of Directors, along with the direct support of the Shootout’s many devoted volunteers.
It is the collective hope of everyone in support of this positive transition to expand and amplify this
premier, high-stakes performance boating event while growing it into a profitable, charitable boat race,
with proceeds adding to that of the annual Shootout’s each year.
“This new transition of Lake Race/LOTO Powerfest to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is an exciting
announcement for us all,” said Lake Race President Tom Abbett of their board’s decision. “We are
excited for the Shootout to provide leadership and guidance on the eve of the 11th edition of Lake
Race. The incredible possibilities and future growth of this event will allow for an immense impact on
the powerboating community and numerous deserving local charities involved. This event just elevated
onto the national stage of ‘must attend’ events for racers and spectators alike.”
Known by many as the ‘season opener’ at the Lake, next year’s Lake Race/LOTO Powerfest and its
various events are scheduled during the weekend following Memorial Day. The Lake of the Ozarks
Shootout Guide will evolve into a singular summer racing guide as it combines with the former Lake
Race Guide. The tentative release date for 10,000 printed copies of the 36th Annual Shootout/Lake
Race/Summer Racing Guide is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend in May of 2024, where copies will
be dispersed across the Lake Area and beyond throughout summer, and in advance of next year’s peak
season runs and races. Stay tuned for pertinent e-newsletters and articles throughout 2024 as the
Shootout’s digital footprint continues to grow.
As a strong and pivotal reminder, fundraising for the Shootout, and now Lake Race, will annually
support all of the Shootout’s recipients, including a vast array of tri-county charities, fire protection
districts, and law enforcement agencies. The Shootout and its multitude of yearly events aim to
capitalize on visitors frequenting the Lake of the Ozarks ahead of Memorial Day Weekend while giving
them even more reasons to come back for community events throughout the year, such as our many
poker/fun runs, sanctioned and unsanctioned boat races, golf and fishing tournaments, trap shoots,
treasure hunts, popup Christmas tree lots, an endless number of fundraisers, and so much more. The
Lake of the Ozarks is truly a lake for all.
To secure your spot in 2024 while making next year’s races our very best yet, contact Leah Martin,
Executive Director of the Shootout, at [email protected].