Super Cat 4-Kids Live Shootout Auction promised to be "not your average auction," and with more than $167,000 raised for kids' charities, it's fair to say organizers delivered on that pledge. The event supported four local charities: Children’s Learning Center, Make-A-Wish Missouri, Kids’ Harbor, and the Sharing & Caring Foundation.
In a moment of inspirational generosity, Rusty Rahm, driver of the Wake Effects boat, pledged $5,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation and challenged 10 other drivers to match his donation, which they did quickly, raising over $55,000 in 10 minutes.
Auction items and packages were one-of-a-kind. Among them:
-Osage Beach Fire Chief and former Shootout Director Jeff Dorhauer donated a helmet signed by all 2006 Shootout racers.
-Duncan Jewelry donated a unique necklace with a propeller outlined in diamonds. That piece sold for more than $6,000.
-And of course, the brand-new 1969 Camaro, built from catalog, which brought in $72,000.
The 2018 Super Cat 4-Kids Live Shootout Auction was the most successful yet, thanks in part to the hard work of event organizer Tiffany Maasen. Maasen says she is proud of the event and the incredible generosity of the entire performance boating community.