Article: Baseball Legend, The Prolific Derek Jeter Gets Honored With The “Legend Award” At Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports!


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Take me out to the ballgame! * Whether you play / watch baseball or not, everyone, everywhere knows baseball legend, the incredible: Derek Jeter. The remarkable and outstanding, former New York Yankees player, Derek Jeter is known for his unprecedented accomplishments both on and off the baseball field. In addition to being one gifted and admirable athlete, he also is a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur, and a great role model to all athletes and everyone in general. Adding to all of his awe-inspiring and terrific accomplishments, Derek Jeter can add the extreme honor of being presented the “Legend Award” at this year’s prestigious Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards.

According to the press release, “The Legend Award honors athletes who are the ultimate role models to kids across the globe, inspiring generations year after year.  Last year, worldwide superstar David Beckham was presented with the first Legend Award, and celebrated by being doused in golden slime with his kids.”.

Derek Jeter shared his excitement and enthusiasm over being honored with the “Legend Award” at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports and stated, “I am incredibly honored to receive Nickelodeon’s Legend Award at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards. Inspiring kids to follow their dreams and live a healthy lifestyle is so important to me, so I want to take this opportunity to tell all aspiring athletes out there to work hard, love what you do, put your best foot forward and never forget the kid in you.”

The extraordinary Derek Jeter’s talent and accomplishments are truly unmatched. Let’s take a look at more of Derek Jeter’s accomplishments: “Jeter is a five-time World Series Champion and joined baseball’s exclusive 3,000-hit club on July 9, 2011. He has received numerous accolades in recognition of both his on-field skill and his commitment to community service, including: World Series MVP (2000); 14-time MLB All-Star; 5-time Gold Glove Award; 5-time Silver Slugger Award; AL Rookie of the Year (1996); Roberto Clemente Award (2009); Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award (2009); the Sporting News Good Guy in Sports Award (2002); Michigan Association of School Administrators Champion for Children Award (2005); Joe Torre Safe at Home MVP Award (2010); Lou Gehrig Memorial Award (2010). In 2012, Siena College recognized Jeter with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his leadership, accomplishments on the baseball field and dedication to improving the lives of young people through the Turn 2 Foundation.” (source: press release)

After retiring from his baseball career, Derek Jeter continues to leave everyone in awe with all that he does to inspire people to follow after their dreams and live a healthy lifestyle. The press release stated, “In retirement, Jeter now focuses on transitioning a storied career into a variety of successful business ventures. Most recently, Jeter announced The Players’ Tribune, an innovative multimedia digital company where world-class athletes share their honest and unique perspectives, bringing fans closer to the games they love. In November 2013, Jeter and Simon & Schuster announced the Jeter Publishing imprint. Jeter also serves as Partner and Brand Development Officer of Luvo, a transformational lifestyle food brand where he is involved in product development, brand awareness and strategic partnerships. Jeter continues to be the driving force behind the Turn 2 Foundation, which he established in 1996 to give back to the communities with which he has a close connection, including West Michigan, Tampa and New York City. He satisfies his passion for inspiring young people through initiatives – like the Jeter’s Leaders program – that promote academic excellence, leadership development, positive behavior, healthy choices and social change. During Derek’s baseball career, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to create and support signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and “Turn 2” healthy lifestyles. It remains committed to continuing this mission well into the future. ”

Derek Jeter truly deserves the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports “Legend Award”. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be one legendary and unforgettable award show and it will be hosted by none other than the magnificent and phenomenal, Seattle Seahawks quarterback: Russell Wilson! The epic and slime-filled Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be returning with its second year on July 16th at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

Nickelodeon is always known for creating masterpieces from their superb TV shows to their renowned award shows. The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports will be bringing sports fans everything they want to see – sports fans will be able to vote for their favorites to see them take home a coveted mohawked blimp trophy. Fans can head on over to to get their ultimate Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports experience by watching videos, looking at the awesome photo galleries, taking quizzes and more! Get your head in the game and tune in on July 16th at 8:00 PM ET to watch the Kids’ Choice Sports and also head on over to and the Nick App to get your court-side seats to the award show! Fans will also be able to be a part of a live vote which will determine how the award show goes!

Let’s just say, you don’t want to miss the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports so mark your calendars! Follow Nickelodeon on Twitter: @NickelodeonTV

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