August 04, 2015
Mo'Ne Davis is having a birthday party, and you're invited -- if you do some homework.
The 14-year-old pitching phenom who led the Taney Dragons to the Little League World Series last summer is asking her fans to write an essay on how her story has inspired them. In exchange, six winners will be invited to her birthday celebration.
The essays need to be sent to
Winners will be notified on August 20. The party, according to 6 ABC, is being held August 30 at an undisclosed location. More from Davis' Instagram post about the contest:
It seems a little odd that Davis is apparently having a birthday party two months after the actual day (a New York Times article from August 2014 says her birthday was two months earlier).
But when you're become the first girl to win a game in the Little League World Series, land a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and handle unprovoked racist comments with the utmost class, you can pretty much hold a party whenever you want.