Derek Jeter Slimed At Kids’ Choice Sports: Watch Legend Award Video Here!
Derek Jeter was covered with gold slime after accepting the Legend Award at Thursday’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. Check out the video below!
Jeter, who retired from baseball last fall, was honored for his, well, legendary career. The superstar athlete will go down as not just one of the greatest Yankees of all time, but also one of the greatest players ever, period.
When not on the field, Jeter has made children a priority in his life. While he has no kids of his own, the shortstop has spent years helping the country’s youth lead more promising lives through his Turn 2 Foundation. He also released an inspirational children’s book last year.
Speaking to a theater full of children at the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, Jeter said, “To all the kids out there, dream big. Set your goals high. Work extremely hard at it, and surround yourself with positive people. Most importantly, be a good person. If you do that, everything will work out.”
Jeter’s sliming comes after David Beckham received the honor at last year’s inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports ceremony, and one day after Ben Affleck gave Jeter the Icon Award at Wednesday’s ESPYS. Gossip Cop will have video of Jeter at the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards shortly.