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Jordan Donates $100,000 To Boys & Girls Club

Published: Mar. 28, 2007 at 10:00 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 3, 2007 at 11:26 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON -- Michael Jordan is giving back to the Community Boys & Girls Club, where he spent hours of his childhood before moving on to a hall-of-fame career in the NBA.

Jordan sent the club $100,000 to help it stay open and serve more young people. Officials say the money will help with a variety of programs and fund daily operations.

The club is buzzing about the donation and even the children know it's a big deal.

"Many who are 12 and older have a tremendous respect for him the athlete, but now they are getting to see a side of him the rest of us know. He's a very generous and caring person," said Wayne Lofton, the club's director.

Jordan has been a contributor to the Community Boys & Girls Club fore many years. He's now an executive with the Charlotte Bobcats NBA team.

Staff Report