FLINT — Dozens of people showed up to the Holiday Inn Gateway Center for an “Evening of Magic.”
NBA All-Star and Michigan native Earvin "Magic" Johnson hosted a fundraising dinner together with Flint Community Schools.
"My wife and I are both born and raised in the state and we want to make sure we make an impact on these young people," said Johnson.
Magic and the school district hope to raise $250,000 to establish three full service walk-in clinics within the schools and renovate in the athletic department.
Johnson says, "It's my job now to bless others because I got blessed by somebody and then if our own don't come back to our state and help out that would be devastating."
Johnson owns SodexoMAGIC food service company which works with both Flint and Saginaw school districts.
Members of other organizations that work closely with Flint schools were happy to have Johnson's support.
Andy Younger, race director at the Crim Foundation says, "Physical activity and nutrition are really major things that Magic Johnson's focusing on so it's a wonderful complimentary relationship so it's really exciting to have a part of what we're doing."
Magic has plans to come back to Flint in November to hold a turkey drive.