The 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Can-Am Police and Fire Games may have been canceled due to COVID 19, but officials say Missouri Special Olympics will still benefit from the event.

Officials say several area businesses who planned to be a part of the event scheduled for June, have elected to donate to the Special Olympics program.

They say along with the money being donated; some businesses are also donating equipment to be used.

 

***Press Release***

Lake of the Ozarks, MO – Special Olympics Missouri will still benefit from the 2020 Lake of the Ozarks Can-Am Police-Fire Games, despite the event’s cancellation due to COVID-19.

Planning an event of this size and scope takes time and actually began several years ago. The Olympic styled event was scheduled to take place June 15th-21st.

After completing the process of the cancellations, the  Local Panning Board is pleased to announce, through the generosity of our business community, Special Olympics Missouri will receive a donation comprised of a monetary contribution along with additional equipment that can be used for their year-around games.

The committee would like to recognize those sponsors who had already committed to the 2020 Games prior to the cancellation:  City of Osage Beach, Ameren Missouri, Central Bank Lake of the Ozarks, Tri-County Lodging Association, Osage Beach Fire Protection District, Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach Police Department, City of Camdenton, Instant Signs and Banners, Lindyspring Water Systems, Facelift Design and Print, Dierbergs, Big Surf, Wal Mart Osage Beach, Osage Beach Rehab & Health, Professional Management Group, HyVee, Oak Star Bank, Ozark Ready Mix, Kapilana Resort, Dam Steel & Supply, Summerset Boat Lifts, First Bank of the Lake, HWY 54 Car Wash, Lake Oasis Convenience Store and Daybreak Rotary.

Even though 2020 didn’t go as planned,  The 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Can-Am Police-Fire Games hosted competitors from 29 U.S. states and 7 other countries, many of which had never visited the Lake before.

Special Olympics Missouri was the 2018 charity partner and received a check for $10,000 at the end of the games. Despite COVID-19 the games were a win-win for Lake of the Ozarks!