Michael Jordan donates $2M ‘The Last Dance’ proceeds to Feeding America

Published November 26, 2020, 4:18 PM

by Carlo Anolin

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True to his words, NBA legend Michael Jordan has donated $2 million to a non-profit organization to help hungry Americans.

Feeding America announced Wednesday on social media that Jordan had lent a helping hand to the Chicago-based charitable food network, extending its gratitude to the former Chicago Bulls star.

The proceeds of the donation came from the award-winning ESPN sports documentary “The Last Dance,” which narrated Jordan’s journey with the Bulls and highlighted the 1997-1998 season under the helm of multi-titled coach Phil Jackson.

“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 Jordan through Feeding America’s tweet.

“I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from The Last Dance to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.”

Per Feeding America, the coronavirus pandemic may affect more than 50 million people in terms of food security this year, including an estimate of 17 million children in America. A projection of eight billion meals are needed to meet the increased demand of hungry Americans.

Earlier this year, Jordan had vowed to donate all his entire share of the proceeds to charitable causes, which reportedly should reach at least $3 to $4 million.

Jordan, who owns the Charlotte Hornets, didn’t disappoint and just did what he had told.

“The Last Dance,” a 10-episode series aired in Netflix and directed by Jason Hehir, detailed Jordan’s legacy with the Bulls, before during and after their six NBA titles from 1991 to 1993 and 1996-1998.

Per ESPN, “The Last Dance” became the most-watched documentary series of the sports network, averaging 5.6 million viewers throughout its run. 

 
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