Michael Jordan Contributes $10 Million to Make-A-Wish Charity Prior to Turning 60 years

Michael Jordan Contributes $10 Million to Make-A-Wish Charity Prior to Turning 60 years

Michael Jordan Marks His 60th Birthday with a Remarkable Gesture: Donates $10 Million to Make-A-Wish Charity

The celebrated six-time NBA champion, Michael Jordan, is leaving a heartwarming legacy on his 60th birthday. He generously contributed $10 million to the Make-A-Wish foundation, making it the largest donation the organization has ever received in its 43-year history.

Expressing his sentiments through a news release, Jordan stated, “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.”

As one of the most iconic basketball players in history, Jordan has granted “hundreds” of wishes since joining forces with the organization in 1989. His extraordinary contribution aims to inspire others to rally behind Make-A-Wish in fulfilling the dreams of children who are eagerly waiting for their wishes to be granted.

Even to this day, Jordan remains one of the charity’s most sought-after celebrities. Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, praised Jordan’s character, saying, “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.”

As he turns 60 on Friday, Jordan’s benevolent actions as a Make-A-Wish chief wish ambassador since 2008 further solidify his status as a compassionate and giving individual. With a reported net worth of $1.7 billion, his tremendous contribution will undoubtedly make a significant impact on the lives of countless children in need.