As if Taney Dragons star pitcher Mo'ne Davis wasn't already remarkable enough, the 13-year-old sports superstar has now made her foray into the field of fashion.
Partnering with M4D3 (Make A Difference Everyday), Mo'ne created an entire collection of sneakers, some of which feature the Taney Dragons blue-and-burgundy color scheme, for children and women. Proceeds from the sale of Mo'ne's sneakers will go to benefit Plan International USA's Because I am a Girl initiative, which seeks to aid girls living in poverty in developing countries.
"Designing shoes with M4D3 is exciting and I wanted to support Because I am a Girl to help girls and give them a chance at a better future," Mo'ne said in a press release about the sneaker collection launch.
Aside from its Philly Little League team color scheme, Mo'ne's sneaker also pays homage to her love of the sport with stitching that resembles a baseball and a "Throw Like A Girl," heel tag. The phrase comes from a short film directed by Spike Lee featuring Mo'ne for a Chevrolet ad. "I throw 70 mph. That's throwing like a girl," the South Philly native declares in the short film.
Priced at $75, the limited edition Mo'ne collection comes in four color combinations (blue with white and red, pink with black and white, white with blue and red, and light blue with burgundy and tan) and are offered in sizes 13, 1, 2 and 3 for children and 5 to 11 for women. They're currently available for preorder at made-shoes.com and are scheduled for release in June. The special Taney Dragon edition will be available for preorder next week.