Michael Jordan has given a remarkable $10 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on the occasion of his 60th birthday, marking it as the largest donation that the organization has ever received in its 43-year history.
A man known for his exceptional skills on the court and generosity, Jordan has been affiliated with the foundation since 1989 and has frequently contributed funds to make the dreams of ailing children come true.
In fact, he is still one of the most popular celebrities in terms of granting wishes despite retiring from professional basketball in 2003 and now serving as the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.
In an official statement, the NBA legend said
“For the past 34 years, it’s been an honour 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.”
Jordan’s intention is not to seek publicity but to encourage others to contribute what they can to the foundation, which serves children with critical illnesses.
The basketball icon has granted several wishes over the years, but his donation is aimed at closing the gap between the number of children waiting for their dreams to come true and those whose wishes have already been fulfilled.
Jordan’s impressive career accomplishments are well-known, including six championship titles with the Chicago Bulls and numerous Olympic gold medals, but it is his philanthropy that truly sets him apart.
His focus on making the world a better place for the younger generation is truly commendable and inspiring.
The news of Jordan’s donation has garnered praise and admiration from fans worldwide, with many lauding the former athlete’s humanitarian efforts.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation expressed its gratitude for Jordan’s contribution, stating that it would benefit countless children and bring joy to their lives.
Jordan has set a remarkable example of how one person’s generosity can change the lives of many, particularly those who are going through a difficult time.
His donation has ensured that the Make-A-Wish Foundation can continue its essential work, bringing hope and happiness to children across the world.