Jordan to donate his salary for relief efforts
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Washington Wizards star Michael Jordan announced Tuesday that he will donate $100,000 of his $1 million salary this season to help the children who lost their parents at the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
Jordan made the announcement in a statement during a private intra-squad scrimmage for Washington, D.C. area rescue, fire and other law enforcement personnel involved with the Pentagon relief efforts.
"Obviously our country has changed forever, but nothing has changed more than the lives of the families of the victims of this tragedy," Jordan said. "This fund is one of several wonderful efforts that will benefit the victims of the September 11th attacks."
Jordan will donate remainder of his salary -- nearly $900,000 -- to other organizations involved with attack relief.
A special fund -- the Washington Sports and Entertainment Education Fund -- created to help victims and their families, was created by Abe Pollin, owner of the Wizards.
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