Michael Jordan‘s birthday is on Friday … but instead of throwing a big bash ahead of turning 60 years old, the basketball legend is donating $10 MILLION to a great cause.
The Hall of Famer announced the massive contribution to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Wednesday … saying he’s been “honored” to work with the organization since 1989, helping put a smile on kids’ faces through hundreds of granted requests.
“Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration,” MJ said in a statement.
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Make-A-Wish says Jordan has granted hundreds of wishes for kids since 1989 … and has consistently been one of the most-requested celebrities among those battling serious health issues.
Of course, there will be tons of tributes pouring in for #23 when he turns the big 6-0 … and the G.O.A.T. is asking his fans to follow his lead and make a donation for the cause in honor of the birthday.
“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.”
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