CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An emotional Michael Jordan unveiled the first of two medical clinics he and his family funded to provide care to underprivileged members of the community.
The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the $7 million Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinic. Tears streamed down Jordan's cheeks as he said, "This is a very emotional thing for me to be able to give back to a community that has supported me over the years."
"I can only do this in gratitude... I can never repay what you've actually given to me, but this is a start." - Michael Jordan, Hornets Chairman & Owner https://t.co/xzsOCvpMPK— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 17, 2019
The clinic, located in a lower-income section of the city, will provide vital access to primary and preventive care to individuals in the community, including those who are uninsured or underinsured.
Jordan vowed to do more, saying: "This is just the start of a battle of being able to touch as many people as we can."
Jordan first announced the $7 million gift in 2017.