Michael Jordan donated $ 10 million to create two medical clinics in underserved communities in North Carolina, a regional health system announced Monday.
Novant Health clinics would open in early 2022 in New Hanover County on North Carolina’s southeastern coast, according to a system statement. The donation is one of the largest the Basketball Hall of Fame member has ever made, according to press reports.
Jordan previously donated $ 7 million to launch the Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte in 2019 and 2020. Since then those clinics have served more than 4,500 patients and administered nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines, Novant Health said.
“I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to expand the Clinica Familiar model to provide better access to critical medical services in my city,” Jordan said in a statement. “Everyone should have access to quality healthcare, no matter where they live or whether they have insurance or not.”
Novant said the new clinics will serve “more rural and country side communities” and those who are uninsured or underinsured.
The Last Dance: Michael Jordan, The Badass In episodes 7 and 8 of the television documentary, he addresses the Bulls star’s attitude towards his teammates.
Jordan was born in New York but grew up in Wilmington before playing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later played 15 seasons in the NBA, and won six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He has also appeared in such films as “Space Jam” (“Space Jam: The game of the century”) and “He Got Game” (“You will not forgive”).
“Wilmington has a special place in my heart and it is truly gratifying to give something to the community that has supported me throughout my life,” said the former basketball player. (GG) (ESPNDEPORTES.COM)