Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old little league star whose incredible pitch landed her on the cover of Sports Illustrated, is continuing to impress. M4D3, in connection with organization Because I'm a Girl, will release a line of limited edition Mo'ne Davis-designed sneakers and donate 15% of proceeds to impoverished girls around the globe.
"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," Davis said. "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."
M4D3 spokes person Lisa Zbitnew released the following statement:
We are creating a shoe that we know Mo'ne fans will love and be proud of, and that will Make A Difference Everyday. Together with Mo'ne, we are designing a shoe that represents who she is; contemporary, spirited and athletic, but at the same time being very caring towards other girls and young women that are vulnerable around the world. Earlier this year, we launched a collection of sneakers with Plan International USA for the Because I am a Girl initiative, and we are thrilled to expand this lineup with the Mo'ne shoe."
The shoes are designed to match the stitching on a baseball.
Mo'ne Davis: Stronger, kinder and more rad than most of us can ever hope to be.
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