OPT Documentary - MSU Baseball Bears

51% of $10,000 goal
This campaign ended on July 29, 2017, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!

Help Ozarks Public Television bring to life the story of the MSU Bears Baseball program in a new local documentary.

In 1964, football and basketball dominated the sports scene at what was then Southwest Missouri State College. That year a new sports program would take the field and become an instant hit. Athletic Director Aldo Sebben appointed Bill Rowe, as the team's first baseball coach. In just five short seasons Coach Rowe would have his team competing in the NCAA Division II College World Series. Since then, the program has produced 33 All-Americans, 17 major leaguers, five MLB first-round draft picks and three World Series Champions.

OPT will explore the history of the MSU baseball program, highlighting the coaches, players and administrators who have made the program a jewel on the baseball diamond.

If you have any questions please contact RachelKnight@missouristate.edu

To read a transcript of the video, click here to download.
Tonight is THE night!

MSU Baseball: A Winning Tradition premieres TONIGHT at 8pm.  We can't wait for you to see it!  

And don't forget - we extended our funding campaign through Friday, July 28.  There is still plenty of time to spread the word.

So tune in, enjoy, and share the link with all your friends!

Go Bears!

2520 days ago by Rachel Knight
Today is the final day for the crowdfunding campaign!

Thank you so much for supporting this project through giving and sharing with others!  Today is the final day of the live campaign, so please take a moment to share on social media and think of people that you could email the campaign link to and ask for support!

Let's see what kind of impact we can have by sharing and encouraging others to give!  Again, thank you so much for all of the generous gifts!


2526 days ago by Melanie Earl
Check received!

We just want to send a special thank you to Charles E. Brown for sending a check in for the top incentive level for the OPT Baseball campaign!  Thank you for your outstanding support!  

We can accept checks for the OPT Campaign as well as the online donations!  With just four days remaining, please share this campaign again.  Thank you for all your support of this project!


Go Bears!

2529 days ago by Melanie Earl
A special thank you!

Thank you so much for your support of the MSU Baseball Bears documentary!  There are just 5 days left on the campaign!  

Please share on social media and consider sending a personal email with a link to the campaign to five of your friends! Let them know they can get their own copy of the documentary for a $75 gift!  The DVD also makes a great gift - especially for those out of town that can't view it on OPT.

Thank you for helping make the campaign a success! 

2530 days ago by Melanie Earl

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