Mo’ne Davis and DC Girls Baseball Score a Home Run
Mo’ne Davis’s visit to the Library of Congress in July for OWOV Festival/LOC lawn screening of A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN was a home run especially for DC Force, DC Girls Baseball Little League team. Before the screening Mo’ne toured the LOC’s baseball exhibit where she was greeted by the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and an enthusiastic team of girl baseball players.
Mo’ne, 14 years old, made history, being the first girl to pitch a shut out at the Little League World Series 2014. Now a young adult, Mo’ne will be playing softball for Hampton University in Virginia where she’s currently a freshman.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN was one of the most attended events for the LOC’s lawn movie series. Directed by Penny Marshall, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN was entered into the National Film Registry in 2012. Before the movie Mo’ne threw out signed baseballs to the audience. Lucky catchers received tickets to Washington Nationals baseball game.
The real impact of the event was seen on the faces of Mo’ne’s fans who showed up for the screening including a grandmother and her three granddaughters who requested a picture with Mo’ne.
Special THANK YOU to our partners for this event: DC Girls Baseball, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington Nationals, and Ben’s Chili Bowl.