Michael Jordan celebrates 60th birthday by making a $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish

It is the largest donation ever received from an individual in the organization’s 43-year history.

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Michael Jordan is celebrating his 60th birthday on Friday by making a $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish.

Michael Jordan is celebrating his 60th birthday on Friday by making a $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan, a six-time NBA champion with the Bulls, is celebrating his 60th birthday on Friday by making a $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish.

It is the largest donation ever received from an individual in the organization’s 43-year history.

Jordan’s hope is that his decision to celebrate his birthday by donating to Make-A-Wish will inspire others to help fulfill the wishes of the kids still waiting for their wishes to come true.

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“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.”

Jordan, now the owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, first supported Make-A-Wish in 1989.

He has granted hundreds of wishes to children all over the world and remains one of the most requested celebrity wish-granters. He was named Make-A-Wish Chief Wish Ambassador in 2008 for what the organization called the “life-changing impacts he has had on wish kids and their families.”

“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.

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