It is time for the Rule Your Nation Awards! For those of you who don’t know, the Rule Your Nation Awards is a monthly post to honor those who truly exemplify the characteristics of this blog’s motto, “Rule Your Nation”. They not only succeed through perseverance and creativity, but they do it by being unapologetically themselves. August’s Rule Your Nation Awards will feature some young bucks who did some amazing things in the sports world. Let’s get started.
Honestly, who didn’t see this coming? This 5’4, 111 pound eighth grader out of Philadelphia defies any doubts that a girl can keep up with boys on the diamond. After using her 70 mile per hour(!) fast ball to throw the first female shutout in the Little League World Series, she made history again by making the cover of Sports Illustrated. You know the crazy part? She says baseball is not even her favorite sport. She wants to play basketball! For UConn! Gina Auriemma has already called her to congratulate her on her success. I get the feeling he’ll be calling her a lot more often when she gets older. Kudos to you, Mo’Ne Davis. You are Ruling Your Nation by setting a standard instead of following one.
Jackie Robinson West
In more baseball related news, 13 boys from the South Side of Chicago did it up during the Little League World Series! In fact, they made it all the way to the championship game against South Korea! Everyone in the City of Chicago(including me) rooted for these boys until they unfortunately lost. Still the support from Chicago South Siders, North Siders, professional sports teams, and businesses was staggering. They were even welcomed home with a parade that these 11-13 year olds will most likely never forget. Kudos to you, Jackie Robinson West. You are all Ruling Your Nation with success. May your achievements continue into adulthood.
Those were August’s Rule Your Nation Awards. This month’s recipients separated themselves from the pack and did the amazing. That is the calling card of those who Rule Their Nation in their daily lives, and you can do it too. Do you know anyone who deserves this award? Email me at email@example.com with a photograph and a description of why they deserve the Rule Your Nation Award for September. They don’t have to be famous, but they must be awesome. See you next week!
Rule well, my friends.