13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the extraordinary pitcher who last summer illustrated for the world that no matter age, gender or race, everyone has the ability to make an impact and inspire, has been named the 2014 Sports Illustrated Kids SportsKid of the Year (www.sikids.com/skoty).
The announcement of her selection was made earlier today via Twitter by Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States, who tweeted: "Congrats to @MoneDavis11 on becoming the @SIKids' 2014 #SportsKid of the Year! You knocked it out of the park for girls everywhere. –mo"
“Mo’Ne’s achievements rank among the finest by any athlete at any level this year,” said Sports Illustrated Kids Managing Editor Mark Bechtel. “She reminded us all-adults included-that there are no limits to what we can accomplish.”