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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Michael Jordan Named Chief Wish Ambassador for Make-A-Wish Foundation




















Michael Jordan made countless memorable moves during his basketball career but some of his most special moves are the more than 175 wishes he has granted during his two decades-long affiliation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Jordan will now take on a bigger role with the Foundation, as he has been named Chief Wish Ambassador. Jordan said, "An estimated 27,000 children are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions in the United States each year, and I'm eager to do what I can to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation reach out to even more of these courageous children. Granting children's wishes through the Foundation has always been important to me. It's a truly humbling, inspiring experience to see the smiles and joy that granting a wish brings to a child. I want to help even more children have that same opportunity."

Jordan formally accepted this new title at the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament, which is held at Kerzner International's Atlantis, Paradise Island resort and Ocean Club Golf Course in the Bahamas; the tournament also contributed $150,000 to the Foundation, part of the more than $500,000 that the eight year old event will distribute to various charities this year. Jordan also granted the wish of 7-year-old Donovan Russell of Sacramento, Calif. Russell--pictured above, with Jordan--along with his family, met his basketball idol in a private meeting Friday at Atlantis, Paradise Island, and attended the golf tournament Saturday and Sunday.

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posted by David Friedman @ 2:51 PM

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At Wednesday, January 28, 2009 3:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

reggie

the greatest basketball player all time without question is also a great man good to see him do this i wish he was still in his prime so he could show kobe and lebron who the best really is.

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:45:00 AM, Blogger madnice said...

Reggie....relax there is no need for Mike to prove anything.

I wonder what Jimmy Brown will say about this.

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:08:00 PM, Blogger FreeCashFlow said...

Why would Mike want to come back in his prime just to show Kobe and Lebron that they're the best?

 
At Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:59:00 PM, Blogger David Friedman said...

Free Cash Flow:

Reggie thinks that it is very important to constantly proclaim that Michael Jordan is the greatest player ever, even if that has nothing to do with the subject of the post.

 
At Saturday, January 31, 2009 9:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

marcel

this is good mj giveing back to the community i wonder what jim brown would say, as madnice says because brown has always been a jordan hater saying he didnt give back enough to the community.

reggie you right mike the best ever, but lebron on his way you got to say he might be the second best ever when his career done. kobe will be in top 10 so all 3 is great mj the best ever not even close good to see him give back to the community.

 

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