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Turn 2 Holiday Express 2010 - New York City

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On Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, Derek Jeter brought holiday cheer to approximately 650 New York City children, ages 7-13, involved in his Turn 2 Foundation's Signature Programs. The 2010 Turn 2 Holiday Express made two stops in New York City, with each event ending with a surprise visit from Derek Jeter and Santa, who presented each child with a special holiday gift bag. Early in the day, students from the Turn 2 Us Program at P.S. 128 and P.S. 4 in Washington Heights were treated to a private screening of "Megamind," at the Coliseum Theater. Later that evening, children involved in the Turn 2 After School Programs enjoyed a private carnival themed holiday event at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center in Queens.

Turn 2 will also host separate holiday parties at the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan, and Tampa, Florida, later in the month. In total, Derek Jeter and the Turn 2 Foundation will reach 1,000 children from Turn 2's year-round programs.

All of the gift bags that were distributed by Derek were assembled by the New York Jeter's Leaders at their annual holiday party. The gift bags contain items generously donated by the New York Yankees and Delta Air Lines, sponsors of the Turn 2 Foundation.

The Turn 2 Holiday Express is one of the activities created by Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation to reward children involved in Turn 2's Signature Programs, who are demonstrating positive behavior, academic excellence, and leadership qualities in school and their communities. Jeter's Leaders are high school students recognized for their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, and are responsible for delivering a positive message to their peers.

Derek started the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996, his rookie year. The Foundation has awarded more than $11 million in grants to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to "Turn 2" healthy lifestyles. The Turn 2 Foundation's programs and activities 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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