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7th Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic

Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

January 27–29; Avila Golf & Country Club - Tampa, Florida

• Golf Classic highlights  
• Joss Stone performs  
• Reynolds hosts silent auction  
• Golf Classic Gallery (1)  
• Golf Classic Gallery (2)  

On Jan. 27-29, 2010, the Turn 2 Foundation hosted the Seventh Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Avila Golf & Country Club in Tampa. In spite of the troubling economic times, the Turn 2 Foundation raised more than $800,000! Over the course of the three days, sponsors and supporters played two rounds of golf, enjoyed a kickoff party and participated in a celebrity draw.

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, Derek Jeter hosted the official Launch Party at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to kick off the Golf Classic. Jeter, along with celebrity guests, joined sponsors and supporters for a cocktail reception. Emcee Harold Reynolds led the evening with laughter and poise. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeurves, dancing and a silent auction featuring unique sports memorabilia donated by Steiner Sports Memorabilia to benefit Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation. A highlight of the evening was the check presentation by John Fontana, President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the presenting sponsor of this year's event. The evening ended with a live performance by Grammy Award winner, English soul and R&B singer and actress Joss Stone.

On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, sponsor foursomes participated in the Sponsor Tournament with a shamble format at TPC of Tampa Bay. Following the tournament, the 18th hole hosted the Third Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Shoot-Out sponsored by TPT Golf. Celebrity attendees were given the opportunity to compete in a closest-to-the-pin competition to win a donation to a charity of their choice. First-place winner John Starks won $5,000 for the John Starks Foundation, and second-place winner Trent Edwards won $2,500 for Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation.

Later that evening, Jeter joined Reynolds to host the sponsors, supporters and celebrity guests for dinner and the exciting live celebrity auction which raised more than $135,000!

On Friday, the tournament culminated with the main event, the Celebrity Golf Classic. Twenty foursomes and more than twenty-five celebrities participated in the Golf Classic at Avila Golf & Country Club. Derek was stationed at a par-3 hole and greeted each foursome at his hole, teeing off with each group.

Celebrity guests included: Marcus Allen, James Blake, Derrick Brooks, Harry Carson, John Cena, Kevin Connolly, Richard Dent, Trent Edwards, Carl Everett, Andres Galarraga, Ron Gant, Richard "Goose" Gossage, Reggie Jackson, Dale Jarrett, Michael Jordan, Brittany Lincicome, Tino Martinez, Fred McGriff, Charles Oakley, Jorge Posada, Shelton Quarles, Bruce Smith, John Starks, Chris Tucker, Leeann Tweeden, DJ Premier, Harold Reynolds, Gerald Williams and Don Zimmer.

Congratulations to this year's Golf Classic winners:

Sponsor Tournament - Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

First Place Gross - BeavEx, Inc. & Dale Jarrett
Second Place Gross - JP Morgan Private Wealth Management
First Place Net - DLA Piper US LLP & John Starks
Second Place Net - IT Distributors

Celebrity Golf Classic - Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

First Place Gross - BeavEx, Inc. & Trent Edwards
Second Place Gross - Avon Products, Inc. & Marcus Allen
First Place Net - IT Distributors & John Cena
Second Place Net - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino & James Blake
Closest-to-Pin - Brittany Lincicome & Curtis Wangrud

The funds raised at the Seventh Annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will help further the Foundation's mission of promoting healthy lifestyles amongst today's youth in New York, West Michigan, and Tampa, Florida. The Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, has awarded more than $10 million in grants to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to choose 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.

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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