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Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner


NEW YORK -- Approximately 700 celebrities, athletes, friends, family and supporters joined Miami Marlins owner and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter at the 21st Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday evening.

The highly anticipated gala celebrated Turn 2 and its work to improve the lives of young people for more than two decades, raising $1 million for its programs that foster academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, positive behavior, social change and leadership development. 10 percent of the evening's proceeds will go toward youth affected by the recent hurricane-related disasters in Houston, Miami and the Virgin Islands.

Among the evening's highlights was a special panel discussion presented by The Players' Tribune. Moderated by Holly Rowe -- longtime ESPN correspondent and college football sideline reporter -- the panel featured Derek Jeter and Devon Still, an NFL defensive end who previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans and the New York Jets. The panel featured a range of topics, from life on-and-off the playing field, to philanthropy, to fatherhood, bringing fans closer to the games they love while providing a unique insight into the daily sports conversation. Following the panel, GRAMMY award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men closed out the evening with a memorable performance featuring some of their greatest hits. The event also included a live auction and silent auction featuring unique memorabilia.

Read more about the 21st annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner.

Check out photos from the event: Photo Gallery

Watch a recap of the dinner: Highlights



A look back at past Foundation Dinners:

2016: Highlights | Photo Gallery | Recap

2015: Highlights | Photo Gallery | Recap

2014: Highlights | Photo Gallery | Recap

2013: Photo Gallery | Recap

2012: Highlights | Photo Gallery | Recap

2010: Highlights | Silent auction | Jeter's Leaders | Photo Gallery

2009: Highlights | Silent auction | 2009 MVP Award | Jeter's Leaders | Photo Gallery



Since its launch in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $23 million to create and support signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and "Turn 2" healthy lifestyles. Learn more »


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The Project is an event created to share one of the Foundation's principles with communities. Learn more »





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