Mo'ne Davis made history when she became the first African-America girl to play in the Little League World Series. She was also one of two girls to play for the league. Not stopping there, Mo'ne became the first little league player to cover Sports Illustrated magazine in 2014.
Wanting to be the source of motivation for little gilrs like herself across the world, Mo'ne is joining forces with M4D3 to design and launch her own sneaker line. M4D3 which stands for Make A Difference Everyday, is a social non-profit group that collaborates with individuals or companies to help raise funds and improve social changes around the globe. Mo'ne is teaming up with them in an effort to create sneakers that will aide in helping girls across the world combat and overcome poverty from lack of education, medical benefits, housing and etc. Also coming aboard for this project is Because I Am A Girl, which is a global intiative to promote the rights and civil rights of girls, raise them out of poverty and provide education in developing countries.
The sneakers will hit the market at $75 per pair, 15% off every sale will go towards Because I Am A Girl's campaign to alleviate girls around the world from educational, economic and social poverty.
Mo'ne Davis took part in the design process of the sneakers, adding some baseball signature touches to it, lacing them up in suede and giviing it a finishing canvas look. The sneakers will have Mo'ne's imprint on them. They are available for pre-order, just click on the link: Mo'Ne Davis Sneakers
At a press conference, Mo'ne expressed her how it felt to be a role model for young girls.
“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,” said Davis.
She then went on to talk about inspiring girls towards a better future through the accomplishments of their goals and how the sneakers will be the key to open doors for them.
“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.”