Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan has donated $2 million from The Last Dance proceeds to Feeding America.
“In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks,” he stated.
“I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from The Last Dance to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.”
This is not the NBA owner’s first charitable action of 2020. Earlier this year, he opened up a second medical clinic in the Charlotte area to assist with the growing need for COVID-19 testing.
“I’m so proud of the positive impact our clinic has had on the community so far, especially during COVID-19. Our second clinic will provide critical services to improve the health and lives of more Charlotteans, which is so important to me and to Novant Health,” Jordan said.
Most notably, Jordan and the Jordan brand made a sizeable contribution toward fighting systemic racism earlier this year. Over the next decade, the brand will commit $100 million toward combating injustices in America.
In addition to his charitable actions, Jordan has ventured into new areas of sports and entertainment. Most notably, he kickstarted his first NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace leading the way.