Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House Celebrates Partnership to Help Recovering Teens

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Phoenix House joined New York Yankee Shortstop and Turn 2 Foundation President Derek Jeter in a dedication and renaming ceremony for “The Derek Jeter Center at Phoenix House.” Jeter also presented a generous $500,000 donation from the Turn 2 Foundation that will enhance existing programs, provide clients with expanded services, and strengthen the effort to help young people working to overcome addiction.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony (L to R): Finn Kavanaugh, Phoenix House Vice President and Regional Director, Becky Richardson, Lauren Richardson, Derek Jeter and Dr. Charles Jeter. Derek Jeter gives a heart warming speech about the long-standing relationship between Phoenix House and his Turn 2 Foundation.
Phoenix House Florida Board members (L to R): Dr. Charles Jeter, Steve Rovner, James Doyle, with Derek Jeter.

Derek Jeter enjoys a visit with Phoenix House graduate Lauren Richardson (middle) along with her mother, Becky Richardson (far left).
Derek Jeter signs baseballs and other memorabilia. Fans and the Phoenix House community gather to meet Derek Jeter after the ribboncutting ceremony.
Photo Credit: Jeff Fay – Hollow Tree Images

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