Magic Johnson Stands Up To Cancer With A Prepaid Card
Former Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson seems to be just about everywhere these days.If you happen to be a fan of NBA basketball, you no doubt have watched and listened to Johnson provide expert commentary during games televised by ESPN and ABC. And even if you prefer the diamond to the basketball court, you have likely noticed that the Hall of Famer is now one of the owners of baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
If anything, Johnson has actually surpassed his prowess on the court during his post-NBA years as a businessman. One of Johnson’s more recent ventures is the release of a MAGIC Prepaid MasterCard, one of a growing number of celebrity endorsed prepaid debit cards aimed at garnering a chunk of the quickly growing market.
While Johnson is certainly throwing his weight behind promoting the card that has his nickname emblazoned on the front – he has recorded a number of online videos pitching the card and its benefits – the MAGIC Prepaid MasterCard is also pitching in to the fight against cancer. Indeed, Magic Johnson’s prepaid debit card is among the family of MasterCard consumer and small business cards that are participating and promoting the “Dig In & Do Good” program. As part of its larger Stand Up to Cancer initiative, MasterCard is donating $.01 to support cancer research every time someone uses MasterCard to pay for a meal costing $10 or more between July 12 and Sept. 28, 2013. MasterCard has committed to donating a total of $4 million.