As announced in a pre-game ceremony on July 1st, Derek Jeter, Major League Baseball, the and the New York Yankees teamed up to create a national Derek Jeter Coin Program to celebrate the final season of Jeter’s 20-year MLB career. Part of the proceeds from the collection will benefit Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, which he launched in his rookie year.
“When I started the Turn 2 Foundation, I could not have imagined it would grow into what it has today, and I am committed to seeing it continue long after my playing career,” said Jeter. “These coins are a great way to not only raise money for the Jeter’s Leaders program, the Foundation’s signature initiative, but also to give something back to the fans for supporting me all these years and into the future.”
The first coin released is the Foundation Thank You Coin, featuring Jeter’s signature. It retails for $2, with 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of this coin benefiting the Foundation. Fans can purchase the coin, as well as other fully-licensed Derek Jeter lapel pins and a special limited edition Derek Jeter Retirement Pin Set along with other New York Yankees collectibles, at www.classicpins.com
The collector’s coins will continue to be release one by one during the season, ultimately totaling 10 coins. Later in the season, the fans will have the opportunity to vote on which of their favorite Jeter moments will be honored on one of the coins.