Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan marked his 60th birthday with a momentous act of generosity by pledging a remarkable $10 million to Make-A-Wish. This extraordinary contribution stands as the largest single donation in the organization’s storied 43-year history.
The basketball legend’s gesture was motivated by his profound desire to use his special day to make a meaningful impact.
“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,” Jordan said in a news release. “Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration.”
Michael Jordan hopes that his decision to celebrate his 60th birthday with such a substantial donation will serve as a beacon of inspiration, rallying others to join in the noble mission of fulfilling the dreams of children still awaiting their wishes to be granted.
Michael Jordan, who currently serves as the owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, has been a staunch advocate of Make-A-Wish since 1989. Over the years, he has personally granted countless wishes to children from all corners of the globe.
His unwavering dedication to this cause has made him one of the most sought-after celebrity wish granters within the organization.
“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 said, according to ESPN.
His invaluable contributions led to his appointment as Make-A-Wish’s chief wish ambassador in 2008, in recognition of the transformative impact he has had on wish kids and their families.