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Michael Jordan, Fox SportsSouth donate $200,000 to help military veterans in Charlotte


CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Hornets owner Michael Jordan along with Fox SportsSouth donated $200,000 to Central Piedmont Community College's veterans employment fund.

Jordan made the announcement Monday during the team's annual "Swarm to Serve" day of service. The grant is earmarked for paid internships for military veterans.

The 52-year-old Jordan, sporting a pair of reading glasses, told the crowd of several hundred "we take great pride in being able to give back" and "we want to show we're committed."

Following the event, Hornets, SportsSouth and Bank of America employees participated in various volunteer projects around Charlotte benefiting military personnel.

Jordan says military support joins the Charlotte Hornets Foundation's three current pillars of education, hunger and wellness. The foundation has donated nearly $1.2 million since Jordan took over as the franchise's majority owner in 2010.

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