Loss for Greenville – $300K for Ronald McDonald

Basketball superstar Michael Jordan has ended his affiliation with the Michael Jordan Celebrity Golf Classic in Greenville, N.C, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Aug. 28.

Jordan, a former star for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is teaming up with a similar event, The Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational, in the Bahamas.

The Greenville tournament, which benefits Ronald McDonald Houses in North Carolina, will continue in 2001 under a new name. Organizers of the Bahamas event will make a $300,000 donation to North Carolina’s Ronald McDonald houses.

“What is happening is win-win for the tournament,” said Bill Freelove, chairman of the Greenville tournament. “We’re thankful Michael has been so generous giving his time as well as his money.” The tournament has carried Jordan’s name since 1988.

For full story, go to The San Francisco Chronicle.

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