Mo’Ne Davis, the 13-year-old who became the first girl ever to pitch in the Little League World Series, will be the subject of a Disney Channel movie.
“Mo’ne is not only a top-notch athlete in three different sports — baseball, basketball and soccer — but she is an exemplary student and someone who will remind our audiences that they can do anything with hard work, dedication and belief in themselves,” said Naketha Mattocks, Disney Channels’ Vice President of Original Movies. “We know her story will inspire audiences regardless of their age, culture, or gender.”
Davis is a member of the Philadelphia Taney Dragons and the first Little League athlete to land the cover of Sports Illustrated. She also made headlines last week for collaborating on a sneaker line with M4D3 (Make a Difference Everyday). A percentage of the proceeds will go to Because I am a Girl, an initiative that targets child poverty and global gender inequality.