Last year, Mo’ne Davis became an amazing role model for little girls around the country after she left everyone with their jaws on the ground during her appearance at the Little League World Series. The Little League Baseball pitcher not only became the first African-American girl to play in the series, but also the first girl in its history to pitch a shutout game. Now Davis is using her platform to help other girls in need.
The 13-year-old has partnered up with M4D3 (Make a Difference Everyday) to release a sneaker collection that will support the Because I Am A Girl initiative. The program helps impoverished girls around the globe by providing necessities like clean water, education, empowerment and eliminating gender inequality that keeps them from making their mark in the world around them.
“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.”
Davis’s sneaker is currently available in three colorways, each retailing for $75. To check out and buy her collection, click here, and learn more about the campaign at made-shoes.com.
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