The upcoming Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Live Auction is set to have some exciting items up for grabs and our own, Taylor and Randy Scism will be right on the front lines of the cause. Serving as co-chairs of the Super Cat Fest 4 Kids Live Auction, the duo is ecstatic to be involved in the process and looking to bring in a significant amount of donations to the cause, maybe surpassing last year’s $300,000. Continue reading below to learn more about their involvement and how you can contribute or get involved.
On top of an impressive list of items that will be up for grabs during this year’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout “Super Cat Fest 4 Kids” Live Charity Auction taking place at Camden on the Lake Resort in Lake Ozark, Mo., on Saturday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m., the organizers of the 35th annual event announced a couple of substantial items for this year’s auction—a new pair of Mercury Racing 500R outboard engines and a Barletta Boats Aria 22UC tri-toon powered by a single 150-hp Mercury Marine outboard engine.
Martin added that the Shootout and Super Cat Fest is pleased to have both Taylor Scism—last year’s chair—and her dad, Randy Scism, the founder of Marine Technology Inc., in Wentzville, Mo., on board as this year’s Super Cat Fest 4 Kids Live Auction co-chairs.
“I am honored to be asked to be help with the Shootout auction for the second year in a row,” Taylor Scism said in the release. “It’s our backyard and we couldn’t be more excited about having the 500R outboards on the roster for the auction this year. We were able to test the new engines prior to their release and we hope these raise a lot for charity!”
With significant support from Taylor Scism, whose father was the original “Top Gun” at the 1989 contest, last year’s auction raised more than $300,000 for 40 local charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of which she is a board member.
“I’m very excited for Taylor and Randy to be joining us as co-chairs,” said Super Cat Fest organizer Alvin Heathman in the release. “I have a front-row seat watching father and daughter continuing to build the MTI legacy together.”
“We can’t thank Randy and Taylor enough for coming aboard to help with the Shootout Auction this year,” she said.