Women’s History Month: Mo’ne Davis

March is Women’s History Month and was started in 1981 as “Women’s History Week.” It later officially became a month long celebration in 1995. Join Vibin’ Courtside during the entire month of March as we celebrate just a few of the women who are currently doing the dang thing!

She took the Little League World Series by storm when she became the first female pitcher to win a series game. She later took comedian Kevin Hart to the rack on a nasty spin move during the Celebrity All-Star Game. The 13-year old Davis wants to attend the University of Connecticut on a basketball scholarship and later play in the WNBA.

“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.”

Davis recently teamed up with the shoe company M4D3 (Make a Difference Everyday) and Because I Am a Girl to release a Mo’ne-designed sneaker. Having a shoe is a feat within itself, but it’s the purpose of Davis’ that is the real game changer. Fifteen percent of the profits from the shoes will be in support of Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl initiative, which helps girls living in poverty in developing countries,

 At only 13, I’m certain that we have not seen the last of Mo’ne Davis making history.

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