Sports legend and current NBA owner Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to launch two health clinics near his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina.
The Novant Health clinics will be in New Hanover County along North Carolina’s southeastern coast, according to a statement Monday from the healthcare provider.
“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 said in a statement. “Everyone should have access to quality health care, no matter where they live, or whether or not they have insurance.”
One of the largest donations to date for Jordan who has previously partnered with Novant for a $7 million project to open the Michael Jordan Family Clinics in Charlotte over the past two years. Those clinics have since seen more than 4,500 patients and have administered nearly 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines, Novant Health said.
Jordan’s presence has been felt in North Carolina and abroad over the past year. The Hall of Famer recently took on the role as the head of the NBA’s labor relations board before bringing the players together for the Disney Bubble to end the Association’s last season without a single COVID-19 case. He also took on a new venture with 23XI racing in NASCAR as owner of the No. 23 car driven by Bubba Wallace.
According to the news release, MJ’s clinics located in North Carolina’s coastal areas will be complete in early 2022.