The Taney Dragons have given given Philadelphia something to cheer about this summer.
And we’re referring not just to the team’s historic trip to the Little League World Series this year, but also to the example the team set of how people of different races, sexes, backgrounds and neighborhoods can pull together as one.
The Dragons consist of five Black, four interracial and three White players. Some of the players hail from Taney Park’s nearby Center City and South Philadelphia neighborhoods, while several attend school in places like Chestnut Hill Academy.
Taney’s roster this year included a girl—pitching phenom Mo’ne Davis, who captivated the sports world with her long braids, hazel-colored eyes, 70 mph fastballs and a Sports Illustrated cover.
These kids know despite who they are or where they are from, they are one team, carrying the Taney Dragons banner.