Being a prolific athlete in the NBA comes with its fair share of influence. From time to time, athletes do things for fans off the court, and Michael Jordan falls in this category as well. Even after being retired for almost two decades, MJ is still contributing to the community.
Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets, and the city of Charlotte has been grateful to him. Last year, Jordan partnered with Novant Health to open the first-ever Michael Jordan family medical clinic in Charlotte. Now, the second clinic has opened its doors thanks to a $7 million grant donated by the basketball legend.
On being asked about his kind donation, Jordan had special words of appreciation for the Novant Health team. He said:
“When you have great teammates and you’ve got a great teammate next to you. You’re willing to take on any challenges, and you feel like you can win any game. So, you guys are my Scottie Pippen, we gonna keep winning, we gonna keep winning, we gonna keep winning! Just let me know, just let me know and keep me informed.”
This gesture by MJ will make those who do not have the means to afford good medical healthcare very happy. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for good medical healthcare has been elevated to another level. Hopefully, MJ’s efforts will aid those in dire need of help.
Prior to the second medical clinic, Novant opened up a clinic in West Charlotte. CEO and president of Novant Health, Carl Amato, shared the success of the campaign which ultimately led to the second unit being inaugurated. He said:
“We are thrilled the North End community of Charlotte will have access to the same comprehensive care that is transforming lives at the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in west Charlotte. The impact of the first clinic has been measurable and if COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is the importance of having accessible, safe and quality care in communities that need it most. Michael Jordan’s commitment to improving the health of our communities, and society, is deep-rooted. We’re so grateful to be his partner in bringing care and resources to those who would otherwise be without.”
What are your thoughts on this heartwarming gesture by MJ for the Charlotte community?
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