Thursday, April 19, 2018

Two More Lake of the Ozarks "Can't Miss" Events at Dog Days

Everyone at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant loves to be able to help our local community when we can, and we are honored to get the chance to work with wonderful groups that contribute to worthy causes and raise money for exciting events in the lake area. You have two different chances to join us at Dog Days Bar & Grill in the next couple of weeks to be a part of this.  

Idiots Club Fundraising Kickoff
Saturday, April 28 at 3:00 pm 
The Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club members are not actually idiots, but rather brilliant people that found a way to help local youth in need and have some fun while they do it! They host fundraising events at various lakefront restaurants during the summer, and they are kicking off this year's schedule of events right here at the Dog.
Many people do not realize that over 65% of the kids in the lake area live in poverty, and it is a situation that needs attention. This group was founded in 2014 by Denny & Danna Hiner, retirees of the Camdenton School District that had seen the needs of their many students firsthand. Those needs vary greatly, from new clothes for a homeless child, to sports equipment for a student that couldn't otherwise afford to play, to a car battery for a high school kid living on their own. 

photo from Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club Facebook page
Money is raised through annual memberships, which are only $5, as well as the sales of t-shirts, hats, koozies, and lanyards. In 2017, 1,079 members signed up, and this year they would love to increase that number. In the nearly 4 years since this charity began, the group has been able to provide more than 10,017 child assists with a retail value of over $270,000. Thanks to the help of donations and discounts from business partners, the Idiots Club only had to pay $165,000 of that amount. They do not work directly with families, but rather through counselors, social workers, school nurses, and others that know the children personally and what is truly needed.   

photo from Lake of the Ozarks Idiots Club Facebook page
Join us at Dog Days Bar & Grill for this social on Saturday, April 28 to meet these awesome people and possibly even become an "Idiot" yourself! You can learn more about these "Jesters of Goodwill" and where their monthly lakeside socials are happening on their website,, and on their Facebook page

Wacky Wager Event
presented by the Can-Am Police-Fire Games
Tuesday, May 1, 5:30-7:30 pm
The lake area is hosting this year's 2018 Can-Am Police-Fire Games (as well as the games in 2020!) The main event is an Olympic style competition which lasts for 6 days, June 25-July 1, for Canadian and American Emergency Responders, their spouses, and their children ages 18 and older. All proceeds from the 2018 Can-Am Police-Fire Games go to Special Olympics MO.   

Leading up to the games, there are monthly socials to raise money to put on this special event. Dog Days Bar & Grill is thrilled to be hosting their Wacky Wager Event. This is a great big shout-out to fun and adventurous people that would like to help bring these games to the Lake of the Ozarks with a bit of wacky fundraising. Can-Am Police-Fire Games volunteers will be bartending in costume beside our regular Dog Days bartenders, and you can get in on the costumed action too! 

We challenge you to challenge someone you know to dress up in the wackiest costume you can think of - superhero, mermaid, gorilla, etc... They need to raise at least $50 to participate, which will be collected at the Wacky Wager Event. More than likely, the more money you pledge to them, the "wackier" they will be willing to dress up! The person that raises the most money not only gets bragging rights, but also will receive an Amazon gift card. Decide who you will challenge, or choose to take on the challenge yourself, and start collecting those donations! It's sure to be a very interesting evening!     

One of these events helps local kids, the other brings an amazing event to the lake area, and both of them promise to be a fun time out at our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront bar & restaurant! Mark your calendars now to join us at Dog Days Bar & Grill for these awesome events, and keep an eye out for even more exciting things coming your way this summer. 


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1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach ~ Mile Marker 19
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