New York Yankees Captain Derek Jeter hosted his 18th annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner on Sunday, June 1, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, raising over $1 million for the organization. In addition to honoring Deborah A. Tymon, senior vice president of marketing for the Yankees, the night also celebrated 19 high school seniors who will be graduating from the Jeter’s Leaders program this month.
Many of Derek’s teammates joined hundreds of celebrity guests, sponsors and other supporters who turned out in full force for the Turn 2 Foundation’s marquee annual event.
Seth Meyers – actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian and host of Late Night with Seth Meyers – provided plenty of laughs when he took the stage for an up-close and personal “conversation” with Derek about his illustrious career and life after baseball. Award-winning, multiplatinum superstar Robin Thicke capped off the evening with an electrifying special performance.
“The Turn 2 Foundation Dinner is something I really look forward to all year, because it helps make so much of what we do possible,” said Derek Jeter, who created the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996. “The incredible outpouring of support we received will make a profound positive impact on the lives of the young people our programs serve, and we are truly appreciative of everyone who stood behind us tonight.”
The Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, has awarded more than $19 million in grants to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to “TURN 2” healthy lifestyles. Through these ventures, the Foundation strives to create outlets for children to achieve academic excellence, develop leadership skills and remain drug and alcohol free. These programs all share the same goal of helping today’s youth become the leaders of tomorrow.
Coverage of the event can be found below: