KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- More than 100 local youth gathered Friday to hear Tiger’s legendary first baseman Cecil Fielder speak about his life experiences as a part of the Derek Jeter Turn 2 Foundation baseball clinic held at Mayors Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo this week.
Fielder spoke about his path to the major leagues and his life after baseball. He revealed how he prepared his son Prince for the big stage, all with a common theme, “Having a game plan for your life.”
The Turn 2 Foundation, established in 1996, has awarded more than $18 million in grants to create and support signature programs and activities that motivate young people to “TURN 2” healthy lifestyles. Through these ventures, the Foundation strives to create outlets for children to achieve academic excellence, develop leadership skills and remain drug and alcohol free. These programs all share the same goal of helping today’s youth become the leaders of tomorrow.
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