After becoming the first girl to win a Little League World Series game in 2014, Mo'ne is designing a sneaker line to raise money for impoverished girls around the world, according to Jezebel. [Now, that's very #builtbygirls]
M4D3, in connection with the Because I'm a Girl organization, will release the line of limited edition of Mo'ne-designed sneakers, which have a baseball stitch on the toe of the shoes. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will go to charity.
"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. "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." Spokesperson Lisa Zbitnew also dished on the project in a statement, saying, "We are creating a shoe that we know Mo'ne fans will love and be proud of, and that will Make A Difference Everyday."
"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. Earlier this year, we launched a collection of sneakers with Plan International USA for the Because I am a Girl initiative, and we are thrilled to expand this lineup with the Mo'ne shoe."
The shoes can be preordered now on the M4D3 website, and will ship out around June 15.