Michael Jordan Donates Money Won in Lawsuit to 23 Chicago Nonprofit Organizations

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Jordan announced this summer the money won from his lawsuits with a supermarket would be donated to charity.

Michael Jordan is a man of his word and is giving back to the city of Chicago.

The basketball legend donated the funds from his lawsuit with Dominick's and Jewel-Osco supermarkets to help Chicago nonprofit children organizations, The Chicago Tribune reported.

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Jordan was awarded $8.9 million by a jury after Dominick's used his name in advertisement without permission. A case against Jewel-Osco is still pending.

Of the selected non-profits, Jordan will donate undisclosed funds to 23 charities including Common Threads, Chicago Scholars, Christopher House and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

In a news release, Jordan revealed his connection to the city of Chicago was the reason for the donations.

"The 23 charities I've chosen to make donations to all support the heath, education and well-being of kids of Chicago," he said. "Chicago has given me so much and I want to give back to its kids--the city's future."

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