Michael Jordan Unveils Charlotte Medical Clinic for Underprivileged Families

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistOctober 17, 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC- FEBRUARY 12: Owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan, hosts a press conference for media before NBA All-Star Weekend at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on February 12, 2019. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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NBA legend Michael Jordan is giving back to his home state by opening two new medical clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), Jordan unveiled the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in the city on Thursday. 

The clinic, one of two that will be opened in the city—the second located near Statesville Avenue—was funded through a $7 million donation by Jordan. 

"I stand here before you as a proud parent, son, obviously a member of this community," Jordan told gatherers at the opening, via Joe Marusak of the Charlotte Observer. "My mother, my brothers, my daughter, my grandson, we all represent the name Michael Jordan."

The project, which was first announced in 2017, was developed to help economically disadvantaged citizens in the Charlotte area obtain access to affordable medical care. 

Jordan, who was raised in the state and attended college at the University of North Carolina, has been the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets since March 2010.

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