Monday, November 25, 2013

Derek Jeter auctioning lunch, game for charity with $90,000 starting price

Here's a nice  holiday gift for that Yankee fan in your family who's hard to please. How about lunch and a game with Derek Jeter — at the starting price of $90,000.

The Yankees beloved shortstop is putting himself up for auction to raise money for his Turn 2 Foundation, which promotes leadership and healthy lifestyles for low-income kids, The Associated Press reported.

Billed as “The Ultimate, Unprecedented Fan Experience: Spend Game Day with Derek Jeter,” it has fans hoping the 39-year-old shortstop's bum ankle heals soon.

Christie's is running an online auction through Dec. 17 that includes lunch for four with the Yankees most eligible bachelor — who is currently dating swimsuit model Hannah Davis.

The lucky winner will also snag four seats in Jeter's personal luxury suite and a swag bag containing an autographed, game-used Jeter glove, a signed printer’s proof of his 3,000th hit lithograph and three personalized, game-used Yankee Stadium bases from that day.

Opening bids start at $90,000 and all proceeds minus Christie's expenses go to Turn 2, which benefits kids in New York as well as in Jeter's native Michigan and his current hometown, Tampa, Fla.

Since 1996 Jeter's foundation has given out $18 million to help low-income kids.

Jeter said he hopes the auction will expand the foundation's outreach and help more youngsters "reach their full potential."

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