Mo’ne Davis Starts Shoe Line for Underprivileged Girls
3/27/2015, 12:48 p.m.
Remember superstar phenom Mone’ Davis who was striking out player after player in the 2014 Little League World Series?
Well, ever since she made her national debut she has captured the hearts of millions. Now Davis is looking to turn her fame into something “good for the hood.”
The 13-year-old little league star, along with company M4D3 and organization “Because I’m a Girl,” will release a line of limited edition Mo’ne Davis-designed sneakers and donate a percentage of proceeds to impoverished girls around the globe. Davis’ sneakers are sleek, fashionable and feature a cute feather-like detail similar to the stitching of a baseball. Also on the back of the heel, is a patch sewed on that reads:
“Authentic: Throw like a Girl”, a shout-out to Davis being the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Championship!
The sneakers are priced at $75 and 15% of every sale goes towards the Plan International USA which funds the I Am a Girl program, aiding the four million girls who are either under-educated or in poverty.
Following the announcement, Davis released a humbling statement on what her presence means to her fans who are also her peers.
“I never thought at the age of 13 I’d be a role model, but having young girls look up to me is pretty cool. If I can inspire them to reach their goals, that would be even cooler. Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted them to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future.”