Michael Jordan is celebrating his 60th birthday in a big way.
The NBA legend donated $10 million the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This is the biggest individual donation the agency has gotten as long as it has been around, 43 years.
“For the past 34 years, it’s been an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish and helping to bring a smile and happiness to so many kids,” Jordan stated in a news release. “Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration.”
It has been noted that Jordan has fulfilled “hundreds” of wishes since 1989. It is said that his donation will “inspire others to help Make-A-Wish close the gap in the number of wish kids who are waiting for their wishes to come true,” the organization wrote.
“Michael using his birthday as a chance to make history for Make-A-Wish speaks to the quality of his character and his loyal dedication to making life better for children with critical illnesses. We hope that the public will be inspired to follow in his footsteps by helping make wishes come true.”