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Derek Jeter's foundation donates $3.2M to school district

July 30, 2019
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A charitable organization founded by former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is donating about $3.2 million to renovate a baseball and softball complex at his West Michigan high school.

The Kalamazoo Public Schools district announced the donation last week from the Turn 2 Foundation.

Planned work includes new fields, seating and dugouts, as well as synthetic turf at Kalamazoo Central High School.

School officials said the project is scheduled to be completed in 2021, the Kalamazoo Gazette reports.

Jeter, who is the Miami Marlins CEO, said that he hopes the project "will inspire local youth to work hard to achieve their full potential and accomplish their goals."

Jeter graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1992, and the baseball field at the complex was named Derek Jeter Field in his honor in 2012.

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