Professional athletes with sneaker lines take note. Mo’Ne Davis, the first female pitcher to win a Little League World Series game, is doing it better than you and for a worthy cause. The baseball phenom has partnered with M4D3 (Make A Difference Everyday) and Because I Am a Girl to release a Mo’ne designed sneaker.
The sneakers are modestly priced at $75 and are designed to replicate the stitching on a baseball. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from the sneakers will support Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl initiative, which helps girls living in poverty in developing countries.
“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,” Mo’Ne said in a news release. “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.”
At a mere 13 years old, Mo’ne has again proved to be a role model for people of all ages. Imagine if professional athletes with clothing and sneaker lines did something similar. I can only wonder how many people can be fed off the sales of a Kanye West or Air Jordan sneaker.
“We are creating a shoe that we know Mo’ne fans will love and be proud of, and that will Make A Difference Everyday,” M4D3 spokeswoman Lisa Zbitnew said. “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.”
Source: The Root | YESHA CALLAHAN