Mo’ne Davis Stars in Chevrolet Ad and Documentary
This year has been a monumental one for little leaguer Mo’ne Davis. First, she became the first female athlete to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. Next, she became the first Little League player–male or female– to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated. Those two achievements were followed by much recognition and various appearances on talk shows. Now, the young sports sensation stars in her very own Chevrolet-produced commercial and documentary titled, I Throw Like a Girl.
The 60-second Spike-Lee commercial premiered during Game 1 of the MLB World Series on Tuesday (Oct 21) .
“I stand for girls who want to play sports with the boys, and to be a role model for people, young and old. I throw 70 miles per hour — that’s throwing like a girl,” Mo’ne says as she throws a fast pitch.
Though the commercial gives a glimpse into the young star’s life in the form of an open letter, it does not tell much about Mo’ne’s journey.For that purpose, Chevrolet also released a 16-minute documentary that gives a more detailed peak into the life the 13-year-old’s life.
In the documentary, members of Mo’ne’s family and one of her coaches are featured to highlight her drive, and the early moments that catapulted her to stardom.
Mo’ne can do whatever she wants to do,” says Coach Steve Bandura. “I mean she’s accomplished everything she’s said so far.”
Despite the success, the young star’s family says she has remained humble and grounded.
“Mo’ne is grounded, when she’s on the field, when she’s off the field, playing basketball. Mo’ne is just going to be Mo’ne,” says her mother Lakeisha. “Mo’ne’s very humble. And as you can see, nothing bothers Mo’ne. So Mo’ne’s going to always be that respectful, polite, humble child no matter how much this media is attacking her or how much this media want to take pictures, that’s just going to always be Mo’ne.”
Mo’ne’s talents may have lead to her success, but she also credits her success to her family.
“Out of this whole journey the best part was having my family behind me supporting me through everything I did,” she says. “No matter if it was losing to the Chicago team or throwing my shutout. They were always there to support me.”
Take a look about her journey below!