April 2017 - Las Vegas, NV - Some of the biggest names in the world of sports and entertainment gathered for three days of competitive golf and special events at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational (DJCI), April 19-22. Shadow Creek, one of the world's most exclusive golf courses, once again was be the home of this spectacular invitation-only golf tournament with the award-winning ARIA Resort & Casino providing hospitality for the tournament's guests and hosting the event's evening parties, including the DJCI Gala.
In its first two years in Las Vegas, the event raised more than $2 million for Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation. Buoyed by this success, Jeter and Turn 2 are pleased to announce a three-year contract extension for the event.
This year's DJCI kicked off Wednesday, April 19, with a private welcome reception. The two-round celebrity-amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, began Thursday, April 20, at Shadow Creek, and concluded Friday, April 21. The signature DJCI Gala and exclusive silent auction, featured one-of-a-kind memorabilia and experiences, took place at ARIA on Thursday evening. More than $1 million was raised from this year's tournament and gala.
Former New York Yankees All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter established the Turn 2 Foundation during his rookie year in December 1996, while sharing a pizza with his father in a Detroit hotel room. Since its launch, Turn 2 has worked to help young people reach their full potential by creating and supporting initiatives that promote leadership development, academic achievement, positive behavior, healthy lifestyles and social change among high school students in New York City and West Michigan. The Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary this past November.
Its signature Jeter’s Leaders initiative is a four-year leadership development program that fosters academic achievement, positive behavior and social change among high school students in New York City and West Michigan.
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