Jeter’s Holiday Express coming to Stadium
Derek Jeter and the Yankees will help more than 500 children from New York City’s five boroughs to celebrate the holidays.
The Turn 2 Holiday Express is one of the activities created by Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation to reward children involved in its signature programs who are demonstrating positive behavior, academic excellence, and leadership qualities in school and their communities. Turn 2’s mission is to motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles.
Derek and Santa Claus himself will bring holiday cheer Wednesday at Yankee Stadium to the children who are part of the Foundation’s signature programs. The children will enjoy a fun-filled evening, capped off with a surprise visit from Derek, Santa, and his elves. Each child will receive a special holiday gift bag.
Last Wednesday, the New York Jeter’s Leaders assembled more than 1,000 gift bags at their annual holiday gift wrapping at the Stadium. These gift bags contain items donated by the Yankees and sponsors of the Turn 2 Foundation. The Jeter’s Leaders are high school students recognized for their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service, who are responsible for delivering a positive message to their peers.