Michael Jordan donates multimillion-dollar settlement to 23 Chicago nonprofits

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Michael Jordan proved he's a man of his word Tuesday when he made good on a promise to donate his court settlement to 23 nonprofits in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

A jury verdict awarded Jordan an $8.9 million settlement from supermarkets Dominick's and Jewel-Osco, and after vowing this summer to donate the proceeds, Jordan will stay true to his word and help kids in the Chicago-area.

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"I care deeply about the city of Chicago and have such incredible memories from my years there," Jordan said in a news release. "The 23 charities I've chosen to make donations to all support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago. Chicago has given me so much and I want to give back to its kids — the city's future."

Jordan's spokeswoman, Estee Portnoy, said the staff had "a fun week" calling the recipients of Jordan's donations, which included: Chicago Scholars, Chicago Youth Programs, Children's Literacy Initiative, Christopher House, Common Threads, Erikson Institute, Gary Comer Youth Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund — Illinois, KEEN Chicago, La Casa Norte, La Rabida Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Illinois, New Moms, New Teacher Center, The Ounce of Prevention Fund, Project Exploration, Rehabilitation Institute of Chic

ago, Sinai Health System, SOS Children's Villages Illinois and Tutoring Chicago.