Already a captain, Derek Jeter is now an ambassador.
The Yankees shortstop was named Monday as an Ambassador to Beyond Sport, the global initiative that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to create positive social change across the world. As an Ambassador, DJ will be responsible for spreading the word about Beyond Sport and its associated values helping to build awareness about the impact sport can have on communities worldwide.
Jeter will also offer his input during the final judging process for the Beyond Sport Awards which provides funding and business support worth $1 million annually to the best projects across the globe that use sport to address issues within their communities. Derek’s appointment as an Ambassador represents a substantial show of support for Beyond Sport by Major League Baseball.
“The more we can highlight the important role that sport can play in creating positive social change and show the meaningful benefits it can bring, the more impact we can have on the lives of disadvantaged people all around the world,” Jeter said. “”Beyond Sport’s outreach is something that I firmly believe in, and I am proud to be able to play my part in helping to achieve those goals.”
Jeter joins 23 other Ambassadors, all of whom bring unique experiences and visions to the Beyond Sport initiative, including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; the multi-Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson; Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Olympics; HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan; and two-time Women’s World Cup winner and former president of the Women’s Sport Foundation, Julie Foudy.