SportsMichael Jordan Tears Up Donating $10M for Clinic in Home State

Michael Jordan Tears Up Donating $10M for Clinic in Home State

In the picture: a moved Michael Jordan
In the picture: a moved Michael Jordan
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12:03 PM EDT, May 11, 2024

Michael Jordan has once again chosen to donate money to a significant cause, this time by financially supporting the establishment of the third clinic in North Carolina, specifically designed to assist individuals lacking health insurance. The legendary basketball player, visibly moved, delivered a speech at the official opening ceremony, unable to hold back tears of emotion.
Even though Jordan has retired from basketball, he remains a sports icon famed for his time in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls, where he secured six league championships and received five MVP awards. His illustrious career allowed him to accumulate nearly $90 million from the sport alone, yet Jordan has demonstrated his commitment to channeling his wealth into charitable endeavors.

According to, Jordan contributed to constructing the third Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in North Carolina. This facility aims to serve underinsured or uninsured residents.

Jordan donated $10 million to the clinic, which celebrated its grand opening on Friday, May 10, with the 61-year-old delivering a heartfelt speech.
- "That’s what this clinic is about. When the families are not able to support, we’re there to support. If you don’t have any money, that doesn’t matter. We’re going to do whatever we can to support you because that’s what happened to me, that’s where I got it from. We’re bringing a new clinic to serve what’s been typically an underserved community to provide primary care, preventive care, screenings, those types of things, and we’re really excited about it, it’s going to be a tremendous community resource," said an emotional Jordan, who shed tears during his speech.

This clinic is Jordan's third that he has financially backed. The first was inaugurated in 2019, and the second followed a year later. According to media reports, he had already invested a total of $7 million by then.

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