Game-Changing Collaboration: Kalamazoo Central and Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation Revamp Baseball and Softball Fields

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Kalamazoo Central High School, in an unprecedented collaboration with Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, is embarking on a monumental journey to transform its baseball and softball fields into state-of-the-art facilities that will revolutionize the sports landscape of the school. With the invaluable support and expertise of ELITE COMPANIES serving as the owner's representative, this ambitious project is set to make a lasting impact on the lives of student-athletes and the community as a whole. Jim Feltch, President + CEO at ELITE said, “Working with Sharlee Jeter and the Turn 2 Foundation is a career highlight, our team is dedicated to the same passion and vision they hold for this project.” 

“The partnership between Kalamazoo Central and Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation represents a shared commitment to empowering young individuals and providing them with opportunities for growth and success both on and off the field,” said Jim Feltch, President + CEO at ELITE.  As a renowned nonprofit organization, the Turn 2 Foundation, established by baseball legend Derek Jeter, has a long-standing dedication to education, leadership development, and promoting healthy lifestyles among young people. Their collaboration with Kalamazoo Central showcases their unwavering support for youth sports and their belief in the power of athletics to inspire greatness. 

To bring this visionary project to life, the expertise of ELITE COMPANIES as the owner's representation is being leveraged. With their extensive experience in managing and executing construction and renovation projects, ELITE COMPANIES ensures that the transformation of the baseball and softball fields aligns with the highest standards of quality, functionality, and sustainability. Their role as the owner's representative brings valuable insights, streamlined processes, and effective communication to the project, facilitating a smooth and efficient execution of the vision. 

The renovated baseball and softball fields will not only provide a platform for student-athletes to showcase their skills but also serve as a source of inspiration and pride for the entire Kalamazoo Central community. These state-of-the-art facilities will foster a sense of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and personal growth among the student-athletes, instilling valuable life lessons that extend far beyond the playing field. 

Ryan Long, President + COO at ELITE said, “As the ground is broken and construction commences, Kalamazoo Central, Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, and ELITE COMPANIES are united in their pursuit of excellence.” Together, they are reshaping the future of sports at Kalamazoo Central High School, creating an environment that encourages passion, determination, and the pursuit of dreams. This collaboration exemplifies the extraordinary achievements that can be accomplished when organizations and individuals come together with a shared vision and a commitment to making a lasting difference in the lives of young athletes. 

The journey has begun, and the Kalamazoo Central community eagerly awaits the unveiling of these remarkable facilities. With the support of Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation and the expertise of ELITE COMPANIES, Kalamazoo Central High School is on the cusp of a transformative era in sports, where student-athletes will thrive, dreams will be realized, and the power of teamwork and dedication will leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all those involved.