October 2015: New York, NY: Though his playing days are over, Derek Jeter is going to bat for today’s youth!
Former New York Yankees captain and All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter hosted the 19th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner at Cipriani’s to raise money for the organization’s numerous youth initiatives.
Among the celebrities in attendance included Swin Cash, Ken Daneyko, Derek Fisher, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Andruw Jones, Angie Martinez, Tino Martinez, Chris Mullin, Bryce Salvador, JB Smoove, Joe Torre, Teresa Weatherspoon, Gerald Williams and Todd Zeile.
Derek’s event included a performance by Wyclef Jean and a panel discussion among Derek and other athlete contributors to The Players’ Tribune, moderated by Michael Strahan.
The Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, has awarded more than $20 million to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles. Through these ventures, the Foundation strives to create outlets that promote and reward academic excellence, leadership development, and positive behavior.
Turn 2’s goal is to see the children of these programs grow safely and successfully into adulthood and become the leaders of tomorrow.