After the girl was hit in New York, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said MLB had in recent seasons worked with teams to expand netting in ballparks and would redouble our efforts on this important issue.
A spokesman for the Cubs said the team had not seen the lawsuit but declined comment. Days after the child was struck in New York, Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said the team would extend the netting already in place by at least 30 feet down lines. And on Monday, an attorney for Loos, Colin Dunn, said he’d contacted the Cubs and was encouraged by what they said. He declined to elaborate.
The donation will fund two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which are projected to open in 2020.
Through my years of working with Novant Health, I have been impressed with their approach and their commitment to the community, Jordan, a North Carolina native, said in a release Monday. It is my hope that these clinics will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve.
Jordan’s spokesperson Estee Portnoy told The Associated Press on Monday that the Hornets owner feels so great about being able to impact the Charlotte community and help people who really deserve it. Michael and Novant are really excited about this project.
Portnoy said Jordan, 54, was motivated by a study that found poor children in Charlotte have the worst odds of those of any of the top 50 cities in the United States to lift themselves out of poverty.