Mo’ne Davis: Still Changing The Game

Remember superstar phenom Mone’ Davis? She was one of two girls who played in the 2014 Little League World Series and was the first girl to earn a win and to pitch a shutout in Little League World Series history. She was the 18th girl overall to play, the sixth to get a hit, and the first African-American girl to play in the Little League World Series. She was also the first Little League baseball player to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a Little League player.

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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 now 17-year-old little league star, along with company M4D3 and organization “Because I’m a Girl,” released 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!

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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…