With the Lake Shootout full speed ahead, there is a long list of activities going on all over the lake not only to entertain lake residents and visitors but also to help raise money to support the monumental Shootout event.

The Shootout itself is being held at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach and is considered the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with more than 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Proceeds benefit the Lake Area Rescue Teams and other charitable organizations.

Among the events is a Charity Auction that is loaded with donated items for both the silent and live auctions. The annual Charity Auction will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Captain Ron’s. Last year’s event raised more than $10,000.

Auction items this year include:

●   $1,000 gift certificate to PolyLift
●   PWC life from Econolift
●   Pandora bracelet from Duncan II Jewelry
●   $500 gift certificate to Budget Blinds
●   Numerous certificates to area restaurants
●   An Apple iPad donated by Charter
●   A Bob Silverson painting of Boat 100, the boat piloted by Bob Morgan and Jeff Tillman who died last year in an offshore race
●   Various sports memorabilia

A synopsis of the schedule is as follows. For a detailed schedule and more information, about the Shootout, go to

Monday, Aug. 20
The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt at Captain Ron’s and Buccaneer Bay
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Dinner and Drinks
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Treasure Hunt brought to you by Sherry Nielsen State Farm
7 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Sax on the Beach at Captain Ron’s.
Tuesday, Aug. 21
Shootout PWC Dam Run
$150 entry/shootout registration fee to benefit charity
9 a.m. – Registration at Surdyke Yamaha
10 a.m. – Start from Surdyke Yamaha to Truman Dam and back to Shorty Pants
5-6 p.m. – Post Party at Shorty Pants
6 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Davie Ray and Richard at Captain Ron’s
Wednesday, Aug. 22
Shootout on The Strip Street Party sponsored by Charter, 6 to 10 p.m., Bagnell Dam Strip
6 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Jazz West at Captain Ron’s
Thursday, Aug. 23
12 noon to 4 p.m. – Wishing on a Ride Powerboat rides sponsored by Charter – Dock 3
6 p.m. – Stereo Shootout presented by Waves and Wheels at Camden on the Lake.
6 to 8 p.m. – Shootout benefit Auction at Captain Ron’s
8 p.m. – Music with DJ AK at Captain Ron’s
Friday, Aug. 24
7 – 11 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Soca Jukebox at Captain Ron’s.
11 p.m. – Close – Music with DJ AK at Captain Ron’s
Saturday, Aug. 25
8:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony/National Anthem
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – PWC Classes Run
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shootout Racing
7 – 9 p.m. – Live Entertainment with Soca Jukebox on the barge at Captain Ron’s
9 – 11 p.m. – Live Entertainment with ZOSO on the barge at Captain Ron’s
11 p.m. – Close – Music with DJ AK at Captain Ron’s
Sunday, Aug. 26
10 a.m. – National Anthem
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Shootout Racing
4 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

Source:; August 16, 2012.