Derek Jeter's 18th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner

06/02/2014 1:33 PM ET
By Melissa Newhart

Derek Jeter at the 18th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner.(Eileen Barroso)
When Yankees captain Derek Jeter isn't on the baseball field, he's often working with his family to better the lives of young adults through his Turn 2 Foundation. Started in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation celebrated its 18th year Sunday night at the Foundation's Annual Dinner in New York City. Many of Jeter's friends and teammates were in attendance to show their support, including Tino Martinez, Joe Torre, CC Sabathia, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira. Late Night host and Boston native Seth Meyers was also in attendance and stated "I may be a Red Sox fan, but I'm also a Derek Jeter fan."

Despite the many athletes in attendance, the real stars of the night were the 2014 Jeter's Leaders Graduates. The graduates participated in a four-year youth leadership program focusing on social change, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles. Many of them, inspired by their role model Derek Jeter, are now role models themselves within their communities.

In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of Jeter's Leaders, the Jeter family also honored Deborah Tymon (Senior VP of Marketing for the New York Yankees) with the 2014 Turn 2 MVP Award. Turn 2 Foundation President Sharlee Jeter thanked Tymon for her selfless commitment and dedication to the Foundation year after year.

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