Michael Jordan’s slam dunk donation
NBA legend and hall-of-famer Michael Jordan has teamed up with Novant Health to donate $10 million to open two new medical clinics in his hometown in North Carolina, which is one of the largest donations by the NBA start ever. The clinics are set to open in early 2022 in New Hanover County, near Jordan’s hometown.
This is not the first time Jordan has stepped up to help his community. He previously gave $7 million to open Michael Jordan Family Clinics in 2019 and 2020, which have already seen more than 4,500 patients and administered over 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines.
The clinics created with this new donation will serve uninsured or underinsured residents of New Hanover County, according to a news release from Novant Health.
“I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to expand the Family Clinic model to bring better access to critical medical services in my hometown” Jordan said in a statement. “Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have been insured.”
Jordan grew up in Wilmington and went on to play basketball at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, before winning six championships in his 15 years in the NBA. “Wilmington holds a special place in my heart, and it is truly gratifying to be able to give back to the community that supported me throughout my life” Jordan adds.
Novant health has now received $17 million from Jordan to build new health care clinics.