by: We Rise and Shine
Last year, 13-year-old Mo'Ne Davis made headlines as the first girl to win a Little League World Series, and was awarded Sport’s Illustrated’s “Sports Kid of the Year.” Now she’s in the news again due to a recent partnership with shoe brand M4D3 and Because I’m a Girl to design a line of sneakers.
The sneakers, priced at $75, are designed to replicate the stitching on a baseball. The best part is that 15 percent of the proceeds will go towards Plan International’s global initiative, Because I’m a Girl, to benefit impoverished girls around the world.
An excited Mo'Ne shared in a news release “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. 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 spokeswoman Lisa Zbitnew added, “We are creating a shoe that we know Mo’ne fans will love and be proud of, and that will ‘make a difference every day. 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.”