Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Both Derek and Brian are nominated for Man of the Year

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter
A team leader on the field and in the clubhouse, Derek has been at the forefront of myriad charitable efforts as well. His Turn 2 Foundation, which the Yankees' captain established 10 years ago, has raised more than $7 million to help children across the country. The organization is considered a model among sports charities. Turn 2 creates and finances programs that promote the development of sound academic, fitness and leadership habits among children and to caution against the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Baltimore Orioles: Brian Roberts
Brian has been deeply involved with the University of Maryland Hospital for Children for four years. The second baseman, who underwent open heart surgery at the age of five, donates countless hours to visiting children recovering from heart surgery by talking with patients, parents and signing autographs. Looking to do even more, he created Brian's Baseball Bash, an annual fundraising event that includes an ESPNZone game card, dinner and dessert, a chance to meet Orioles players, get autographs, receive Orioles giveaways and participate in silent and live auctions.

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