Michael Jordan Donates $7 Million To Build Medical Clinics In Charlotte

Two medical clinics in Charlotte communities receive one of the largest philanthropic donations from #Michael Jordan, the billionaire owner of the Charlotte Hornets who pledged to contribute $7 million, according to the Charlotte Observer.

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"Michael really wanted to do something personally, he and his family, in the North Carolina area, separate from the work we've done with the Hornets", said a Jordan spokesperson in Estee Portnoy, via the Charlotte Observer. According to the Observer, Jordan was inspired by a survey from Harvard and University of California at Berkley in 2014 that found poor children in Charlotte have the worst odds to escape poverty out of any big USA city.

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In a statement, Jordan said he hoped the clinics "will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve". In order to access health care for lower costs, patients could possibly be eligible to sign up for Medicaid funded by states and the federal government.

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A release from Novant stated the clinics will provide an avenue to affordable, high-quality care - including behavioral health, physical therapy, social work, oral health and family planning - to individuals in the community who have little or no health care. However, based on occurrences in recent years, it appears MJ has taken heed to the charge and has opted to appeal our more, addressing controversial topics such as the NC Bathroom Bill, the GSW White House "uninvite" From President Trump, and the National Football League protests. The clinics, projected to open in late 2020, are created to serve some of the city's densest areas of poverty. Last year, he condemned police shootings of African Americans.

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