Mo’ne Davis holding her newly unveiled sneaker collection.
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Mo is reinventing the throw like a girl stereotype. Photo Courtesy: shoesbymade instagram
As if we needed another reason to love Mo’ne Davis. The Little League legend gives us one more. The 13-year-old is creeping into pro athlete territory by releasing a custom sneaker–with a baseball styled stitch–that will benefit other young girls like herself.
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!
ESPN reports Mo is working with shoe company M4D3 and the “Because I am a Girl” initiative to unveil a limited edition sneaker collection, which 15 percent of sales will go towards helping impoverished girls.
As if that’s not enough. Mo has a memoir in the works.
Girls really do run the world.
There was a time when Chris Brown was known more for his Michael Jackson-eque dance moves than his girlfriend drama, night club brawls and hit-and-run scandal. But, alas, he still hasn’t given a performance worthy enough to distract us from his behind the scenes antics. Yet, there is no denying his love for the children.
He showed it on Saturday when he took a trip to South Central LA to hand out 1,000 sneakers to students at Crenshaw High School. The event, pegged “We U.S.: Walk Everywhere in Unity’s Shoes ” was to teach kids that “whenever and wherever they walk, we are a united community.” The event was part of his Unity Campaign that is working with the LA mayor’s office to coordinate an anti-gang initiative.
It correlates with Chris’ anti-violence anthem “They Don’t Know” video released last month. It features haunting background vocals from late singer Aaliyah.
Chris is no stranger to philanthropic endeavors with charitable contributions to Debbie Allen’s Dance Academy, The Jenesse Center and his own charity, Symphonic Love.
Now, if only he can translate his time and energy into love of the youth to other areas of his life, Chris will be making major strides.