Posts Tagged ‘Derek Jeter’
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has recently been awarded the 2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. It is hard to believe that after all the Yankee greats, Jeter is the first Yankee to win the award. It would also be difficult for someone to argue for someone to else to be awarded after the accolade-filled year that Jeter has had coupled with the World Series victory.
Before the start of Game 2 of the World Series last night, Derek Jeter was presented with the Roberto Clemente Award for his leadership in his Turn 2 Foundation which creates and supports signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091029&content_id=7573566&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
Yankee Captain Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, which encourages kids to stay away from unhealthy habits and rewards those who achieve, may win the Roberto Clemente award, an award that is given to the baseball player in his role in the community: