Michael Jordan Gives Millions in Unexpected Grants to 23 Chicago Nonprofits After Settlement
Twenty-three Chicago nonprofits answered the phone this week to learn they were lucky recipients of basketball legend Michael Jordan’s winning lawsuit. Jordan wore jersey No. 23 during most of his career with the Chicago Bulls.
Jordan’s court case began in 2009 when the now-defunct regional supermarket chain Dominick’s used Jordan’s name in an unauthorized advertisement. According to the Chicago Tribune, the jury verdict was $8.9 million. The final amount is likely to be different because there was an undisclosed final settlement in the case.
“The 23 charities I’ve chosen support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago,” said Jordan.