NBA Legend Michael Jordan is donating $10 million in support of two new clinics near his hometown of Wilmington, NC to help people in need. The two clinics that are scheduled to open in early 2022 will bring comprehensive primary care, behavioral healthcare and social support services to vulnerable communities in the area.
“Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance. Wilmington holds a special place in my heart and it’s truly gratifying to be able to give back to the community that supported me throughout my life,” says Jordan.
This is not Jordan’s first donation to his community: in 2017, he donated $7 million to open two other clinics near his hometown as well. Novant Health, the non-profit organization that Jordan is working with, says the two previously opened centers have already served over 4,500 people and have been critical in providing responsive support to the COVID-19 crisis. They have already administered 1,000 COVID vaccines with plans to scale up.
Novant Health said that Jordan, who also owns the Charlotte Hornets NBA franchise, has donated a total of $17 million towards opening new centers.