Michael Jordan is giving back to Chicago nonprofits, using a multi-million dollar settlement to help people in the area!
According to The Chicago Tribune, the former basketball star had promised to donate the money he received after winning an $8.9 million settlement against supermarket Dominick’s for an unauthorized use of his name in an advertisement. He also won a settlement against Jewel-Osco, which is also owned by Dominick’s owner Cerberus Capital, for an undisclosed sum.
Michael will be giving back to 23 charities in Chicago, including After School Matters, Casa Central and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
“I care deeply about the city of Chicago and have such incredible memories from my years there,” Michael said in a news release. “The 23 charities I’ve chosen to make donations to all support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago. Chicago has given me so much and I want to give back to its kids — the city’s future.”
This is so great of MJ! Obviously, he has had a huge impact on the city of Chicago already, but it’s awesome that he’s giving away all of this money to continue to help the city!
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