Derek Jeter Is Still an All-Star When It Comes to Helping Kids


Foundation: Turn 2 Foundation

When New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter retired from baseball in 2013, he and his father, substance abuse counselor Sanderson Charles Jeter, set up the Turn 2 Foundation to educate and encourage young people to avoid drugs and alcohol.

Since then, they've raised more than $34 million, NBC Sports reports, and last month, they hosted their annual golf tournament in the Bahamas to raise awareness and money for the foundation.

"My father and I started the foundation when I was still playing and Sharlee was still in school," Jeter tells Penta.

"Our dad was a drug and alcohol counselor by trade, and we felt that drugs and alcohol were a threat that can affect kids, no matter where they came from, what their family structure was, or what their background was.

It was a problem that would be an ongoing issue to tackle."

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