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Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner


NEW YORK -- More than 650 celebrities, athletes, friends, family and supporters joined Miami Marlins CEO and part-owner Derek Jeter at the 22nd Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street last night.

The star-studded gala celebrated Turn 2 and its work to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. The event raised more than $1 million for the Foundation's programs that foster academic achievement, healthy lifestyles, positive behavior, social change and leadership development.

This year's program was emceed by MLB Network host and reporter Heidi Watney. Among the evening's highlights was a special panel discussion with Derek Jeter and surprise guest Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show. Presented by The Players' Tribune, Derek and Jimmy discussed fatherhood, the transition from baseball player to Derek's current role, balancing business and family, and more. After the panel concluded, RBRM - featuring Bell Biv Devoe and Bobby Brown, all formerly of New Edition - entertained the crowd with an impressive performance of their greatest hits. During the evening, guests also had the opportunity to bid in a live auction and silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind memorabilia and experiences.

Read more about the 22nd 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:

2017: Highlights | Photo Gallery | Recap

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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