NBA legend Michael Jordan is keeping himself busy this offseason. Per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), Jordan unveiled the Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic in the city on Thursday, in a way of giving back to his home state of North Carolina.
The clinic was funded through a $7 million donation by Jordan and will be the first of two that will be opened in the city (the second located near Statesville Avenue).
“I stand here before you as a proud parent, son, obviously a member of this community,” Jordan told gatherers at the opening, via Joe Marusak of the Charlotte Observer. “My mother, my brothers, my daughter, my grandson, we all represent the name Michael Jordan.”
Jordan has several ties to Charlotte. Aside from being raised in the city, and attending college at the University of North Carolina, he has been the majority owner of the areas only NBA brand — the Charlotte Hornets.
Though the franchise has fallen on hard times since Jordan took over in 2010, Jordan has been nothing short of professional in his attempts to steer the team in the right direction.
This project is just the latest example of how impactful MJ is for the city and the team as they prepare to enter a fresh NBA season.