Michael Jordan is a name synonymous with basketball excellence. His skills on the court are legendary, and his achievements have forever cemented his status as a basketball icon. Jordan’s talent, hard work, and unwavering dedication to the sport have earned him six NBA championships, five MVP awards, and ten scoring titles, making him one of the most decorated athletes of all time.
In the world of sports, few names are as synonymous with greatness as Michael Jordan. His exploits on the hardwood are the stuff of legend, but it’s his actions off the court that have truly elevated him to icon status. And now, as he approaches his 60th year on this earth, MJ is showing once again why he is a true champion of the people.
This marks the largest individual contribution in the nonprofit organization’s 43-year history. Jordan has been supporting the Make-A-Wish since 2009 and was even named Make-A-Wish Chief Wish Ambassador in 2008.
Michael Jordan issued a press release stating what an honor it is to partner with Make-A-Wish and bring smiles to several kids’ faces.
“For the past 34 years, it’s been an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish and help bring a smile and happiness to so many kids. Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration. I can’t think of a better birthday gift than seeing others join me in supporting Make-A-Wish so that every child can experience the magic of having their wish come true,” Michael Jordan said in his press release.
Michael Jordan’s incredible generosity has not gone unnoticed, with the President and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, Leslie Motter, heaping praise on the basketball legend for his unwavering commitment to the organization. In a statement, Motter lauded Jordan’s long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish and his latest donation, which is set to make an incredible impact on the lives of children across America.
“Everyone knows about Michael’s legacy on the basketball court, but it’s what he has consistently done off the court when no one’s watching that makes him a true legend for wish families and the wider Make-A-Wish community.”
“Michael using his birthday as a chance to make history for Make-A-Wish speaks to the quality of his character and his loyal dedication to making life better for children with critical illnesses. We hope that the public will be inspired to follow in his footsteps by helping make wishes come true,” Motter said.
Michael’s selfless decision to celebrate his 60th birthday by donating $10 million is a testament to his character as a man. We at Thirsty For News hope that more celebrities follow in Michael’s footsteps.
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