This week’s bowtie represents … Southeast Missouri Baseball Challenger

Ken Rosenthal will represent Southeast Missouri Baseball Challenger by wearing this bow tie in-studio during Saturday's Nationals-Giants pregame show on FS1.


Southeast Missouri Challenger Baseball’s purpose is to provide opportunities for children with special needs ages 5 to 105 to play the game of baseball, regardless of their abilities. EVERY child deserves the chance to play baseball!

Hundreds of children in Southeast Missouri have been diagnosed with special needs. We cannot change or cure whatever life has dealt these children, but we can provide them an opportunity to play baseball.

Southeast Missouri Challenger Baseball was introduced to BowTie Cause through Twitter. After seeing all the unique bow tie designs we knew their mission would align perfectly with our organization.

After being diagnosed with an Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT) in 2012, Marshall Pullen was left with several disabilities. His father, Derrick Pullen, began searching for a way for his son to play baseball just like able bodied children. He created Southeast Missouri Challenger Baseball so that his son and any other child with a disability would have the chance to play baseball. The bow tie design includes the baseball from the SEMO Challenger logo as well as our kid friendly colors. Because Every Child Deserves The Chance To Play Baseball!




Twitter: @semochallenger