October 5 – Big Whiskeys Bartender Shoot-Out.
This 7th annual event will match Springfield area bartenders who will compete for trophies and bragging rights. All drinks prepared in competition will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. VIP seating is available for a donation to the Ranch and includes complimentary appetizers. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Big Whiskeys on East Battlefield.
November & December – Give a Boy a Golden Christmas Holiday Direct Mail & Gift Drive
This annual mailing and gift drive held in conjunction with 99 Hit FM Radio and the Bolivar Herald Free Press provides a bright holiday for the boys who will be spending the holidays at the Ranch.
December 30 – 18th Annual Good Samaritan Run for the Ranch
Sponsored by Ozark Mountain Ridge Runners features a half marathon and full marathon. Register on-line at www.omrr.org Run begins at 10:00 a.m. on the Missouri State Campus.