Basketball legend Michael Jordan has donated $2 million from the proceeds of the hit ESPN documentary series, “The Last Dance” to feed the hungry.
His life-changing career with the Chicago Bulls became one of the most highly anticipated television events of 2020, especially after landing an enormous payday after the first episode of the documentary miniseries.
“In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks,” said the 14-time NBA All-Star.
According to Forbes, Jordan earned $3 to $4 million for his involvement on “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s 10-part documentary series about his final season with the Chicago Bulls.
“I proudly donate proceeds from ‘The Last Dance’ to ‘Feeding America’ and its affiliate banks in the Carolinas and Chicago, to feed America’s hungry,” the NBA Hall of Famer added.
Feeding America, a nonprofit community with over 200 food banks feeding more than 46 million people, congratulated Jordan on Wednesday for his donation.
“I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from “The Last Dance.” Michael Jordan
Jordan, who grew up in North Carolina and is the owner of the Charlotte Hornets, announced in June that he and the Jordan brand would donate $100 million over the next decade to a group “dedicated to racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”
An incredible gift to be thankful for – NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $2 million to help our neighbors facing hunger! #TheLastDance
— Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) November 25, 2020