This March, Bobcats Sports and Entertainment and FOX Sports Carolinas/SportSouth announced a $200,000 donation to Y Achievers, a YMCA of Greater Charlotte program that partners with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
In addition to that, Y Achiever Amanda Hall, a junior at Vance High, had the chance to spend the day with the Bobcats' media team and meet Michael Jordan.
She interviewed him for an exclusive for the FoxSports Network, said Michael DeVaul, the senior vice president of organizational development at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.
"I was overwhelmed with excitement," Amanda wrote in an essay about the experience.
She asked Jordan about the importance of education and what kids should do to be successful.
"Mr. Jordan was very kind and calm and seemed to have a genuine interest for the children of the Charlotte community," Amanda wrote.
She said she's interested in journalism and communications and was thankful for the opportunity to learn about the profession.
"If I had the choice, the day would have never ended," she wrote.
Three other Y Achievers were awarded $5,000 scholarships from BSE and FOX:
Ken'Dajah Chaplin-Green, Vance senior
Jewel Jeffries, West Charlotte senior
Selena Cortez, West Mecklenburg junior
See Amanda's interview: http://on.nba.com/10bphb2
Photo: Charlotte Bobcats