A great baseball player on the field, a great person off the field. Derek Jeter is doing it right.
“If I make it to the Major Leagues, I want to set up a foundation that will have a positive impact on kids. I want to help nurture dreams. I want to show kids there’s another way to go.” — Derek Jeter
During his rookie year in 1996, while sharing a pizza in a Detroit hotel room, Derek Jeter announced to his father that he was ready for his own foundation. A foundation to promote healthy lifestyles among youth. Then and there, they laid the plans for Turn 2.
The name “Turn 2” is symbolic of the dramatic double play made by infielders during a game. It also represents Derek’s wish to promote healthy lifestyles among young people and enable them to “Turn 2” his Foundation for guidance and the much needed help to avoid drugs and alcohol.
Watch a recap of the 2015 Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational golf tournament to raise money for the Turn 2 Foundation:
Derek Jeter talks about his time in Japan, including partaking a charity baseball event with former teammate Hideki Matsui:
The Good Men Project Sports’ Tuesday weekly feature, Doing It Right, highlights athletes who gives back and/or make a difference in our society.
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