Former NY Yankee Derek Jeter visits Kalamazoo kids

Posted at 9:36 AM, Dec 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 09:36:27-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Former New York Yankees shortstop and West Michigan native Derek Jeter made a surprise visit to some kids in Kalamazoo Thursday.

Jeter paid a visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo, surprising more than 150 kids.  It was part of his leadership program called the "Turn 2 Foundation."

He told FOX 17 that the event was to award young people at the club who have been demonstrating positive behavior, academic excellence and leadership in their schools and communities.

The Boys and Girls Club has been working with Jeter's foundation for 17 years. Over the years, the foundation has raised more than $20 million to create programs to encourage young people to turn away from drugs and live a healthy life.