Owner of the Hornets, Michael Jordan, is donating $7 million to launch two medical clinics in underserved Charlotte communities. This will be in one of the largest gestures ever from the basketball legend who has deep rooted ties to North Carolina.
It is expected that Novant Health will announce on Monday Jordan’s personal gift. The massive donation will fund Novant Health’s Family Clinics to be built in north and northwest Charlotte.
Officials have said that the clinics will target an area north of uptown’s skyscrapers, which is also home to some of the city’s most heavily concentrated areas of poverty. As for the opening of the clinics, they are projected to be up and running in late 2020.
Estee Portnoy, Jordan’s spokeswoman said that the baseball legend began having conversations with Novant who by the way are the Hornets’ official health care provider, about 16 months ago as he sought ways to help poor populations in Charlotte.
In a statement to the press, Jordan said that he was proud to partner with Novant “to bring critical health services to under-served areas of Charlotte and the thousands of North Carolinians with limited access to health care.”