NBA legend and Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to help construct two health clinics in his hometown, Wilmington, North Carolina.
“Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance,” Jordan said in a statement.
“Wilmington holds a special place in my heart and it’s truly gratifying to be able to give back to the community that supported me throughout my life,” the six-time NBA champion added.
Slated to open in 2022, the two clinics will serve the uninsured or underinsured residents of New Hanover County.
This is not the first time Jordan has stepped up to help his community.
Way back in 2017, Jordan committed $7 million to Novant Health to open two clinics in Charlotte. The donation came with a pledge to provide resources to communities with little or no health care.
The first Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic opened in October 2019. Last year, it served as a COVID-19 screening and testing site, providing more than 13,000 tests.