Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan recently announced where his first donation would go to.
As the NBA continues with its restart of the season, Charlotte Hornets fans have learned more about Michael Jordan’s $100 million dollar donation. On Wednesday, Jordan shared details on where the first half of the donation would be going.
According to reports, the first sum of the donation will be going to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted Peoples and Families Movement. These groups will both receive $1 million each.
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Jordan also announced that $500,000 would go to Black Voters Matter. This organization assists in promote voter turnout and get people registered to vote.
On Wednesday, Jordan told the media that he was “all in with Jordan Brand, the Jordan Family and our partners, who share a commitment to address the historical inequality that continues to plague Black Communities in the U.S.”
These donations come after Jordan made his $100 million dollar pledge back in June. Jordan’s goal is to support social justice, economic justice and education and awareness within the black community.
However, Jordan has continued to be an advocate for his community. His $100 million pledge only comes about ten months after he announced a $1 million dollar donation to assist with Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas.
Following Jordan’s donation, the Hornets will be looking forward to October, where the team will be able to participate in the NBA Draft. The Hornets will likely be without basketball until December.
This wonderful gesture was the first piece of Michael Jordan’s plan to give back to the community. Jordan will likely announce more about future donations in the coming months.