Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Build Medical Clinics

Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Build Medical Clinics

10:09am Oct 10, 2017
Former NBA star and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets Michael Jordan speaks with reporters in August, 2015. (AP photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte. It's the largest philanthropic donation ever by the former NBA champion.

The money will fund two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which are projected to open in 2020.

A spokesperson for Jordan says the basketball star was motivated by a study that found poor children in Charlotte have the worst odds of those of any of the top 50 cities in the United States to lift themselves out of poverty.

According to a Novant release, the clinics will provide an avenue to affordable, high-quality care for those who have little or no access to health care.  That includes behavioral health, physical therapy, social work, oral health and family planning.

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