Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young wipes out more than $1 million of medical debt for residents

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) races upcourt during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)
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ATLANTA (AP) - The holiday season is over but Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young still had some charity gift giving in mind, wiping out medical debt for hundreds of the city's residents.

News outlets report the 21-year-old star donated $10,000 to a medical debt erasure agency which relieved over $1 million in debt for hundreds of Atlanta residents.

A news release says Young donated the money through the Trae Young Foundation to RIP Medical Debt, an organization that buys and forgives medical debt in the United States.

The average amount of dissolved debt is $1,858 for 570 random people.

Young says the city of Atlanta welcomed him with open arms and he wanted the New Year to start off right for a few families.