NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to open two new health clinics in his home state of North Carolina, it was announced Monday.
The funds will be going to Novant Health, which previously received $7 million from Jordan in 2017. The NBA Hall of Famer’s latest donation will go toward two medical clinics in New Hanover County, located on the southeastern coast of North Carolina.
“I am very proud to once again partner with Novant Health to expand the Family Clinic model to bring better access to critical medical services in my hometown,” Jordan — owner of the Charlotte Hornets — said in a statement. “Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance.”
“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,” he added.
In October, Novant Health opened the second Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic, three years after Jordan’s original donation.
Carl Armato, the president and CEO of Novant Health, said the clinics that have already opened, and the ones to come, will help more members of the community get the healthcare they need.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Jason Duaine Hahn