Amid a challenging year, NBA legend Michael Jordan is looking to share his success by donating $2 million garnered from The Last Dance documentary for Feeding America, a hunger-relief organization. Its member food banks throughout Carolina and Chicago will also be allocated with the proceeds, via a post on the organization’s Twitter page.
An incredible gift to be thankful for – NBA legend Michael Jordan is donating $2 million to help our neighbors facing hunger! #TheLastDance
Every action makes a difference. Join Michael & visit https://t.co/ExF6iX3wr7 to learn how you can donate or volunteer this holiday season. pic.twitter.com/UVUFQlbe0p
— Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) November 25, 2020
The Last Dance mini-series was highly-anticipated by many basketball fans, especially the younger generation who wanted to see a glimpse of the famed Bulls squad at the height of their success in the league. The documentary primarily focused on the team’s journey to snagging two separate three-peat championship runs from 1991 to 1993 and 1996 to 1998.
Jordan, who was the leader of the team at the time, was at the center of the discussion which shed a light on his many rivalries with fellow legends in Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, and Karl Malone, among others. Several key personalities who contributed to the Bulls’ success were also featured with the likes of Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Steve Kerr, just to name a few.
The documentary turned out to be a critically-acclaimed sensation, especially within the sports community. Its worldwide success eventually paved the way for it to receive recognition and was named as the winner of The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
Michael Jordan will aim to use the film’s success along with his platform as a well-known sports personality to give back to the people and lend a helping hand to those who are in need the most.