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Magic Johnson helps raise money for Flint Community Schools

MUNDY TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (9/23/16) - An NBA and Michigan State basketball legend was in Genesee County Friday...hoping to help the local school district in a big way.

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson addressed a packed room at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Mundy Township for 'an Evening with Magic Johnson'. The sold out dinner was co-hosted by Johnson's SodexoMAGIC food company and Flint Community Schools serving as a fundraiser for the district.

"I think we all on both sides wanted to see this happen and make sure we executed this dinner," said Johnson.

The fundraiser, which also included an auction, aims to help bring in more than $250,000 that will go towards athletics renovations and three walk-in clinics within Flint schools.

Johnson says he wants to impact and inspire young people the way he was inspired by others growing up. He believes other Michiganders who have the means should do the same.

"I love being a part of the community throughout the whole state of Michigan. Not just my own hometown of Lansing," he said.

SodexoMAGIC has been the food provider for Flint Community Schools for a couple years now. Magic says he'll be back in November...for his first ever Turkey and toy drive in Flint.