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Michael Jordan donates $7 million to open two clinics for underserved families in Charlotte

Two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics will open in Charlotte, N.C. in 2020. (PRNewsfoto/Novant Health)

Michael Jordan announced Monday that he donated $7 million to Novant Health to open two family clinics in Charlotte. The clinics, expected to open in late 2020, will be in areas where communities have limited access to health care.

According to census bureau data, more than 100,000 Charlotteans do not have health insurance. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics are expected to service 35,000 families, according to a press release.

With the opening of the two clinics, Novant Health and Jordan will create access to health care in areas identified by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force as the most at-risk for generational poverty.

“I am proud to partner with Novant Health to bring critical health services to underserved areas of Charlotte and the thousands of North Carolinians with limited access to health care,” Jordan said.

Last year, the NBA star donated $5 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and has become active in pledging money for good causes.