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Trae Young helps relieve over $1 million in medical debt for Atlanta residents

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Hawks point guard Trae Young is doing what he can to relieve some of the medical debt that families in the Atlanta area are facing.

According to a report from Sarah K. Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Young has partnered with RIP Medical Debt to “relieve over a million dollars in past due medical debts for Atlanta residents who cannot pay them.” As part of her report, Spencer notes that the former No. 5 overall pick has donated 10 thousand dollars through his foundation.

“The city of Atlanta has welcomed me with open arms. Giving back to this community is extremely important to me,” the Hawks guard said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I hope these families can find a bit of relief knowing that their bills have been taken care of as we enter the New Year.”

The Hawks are off to a rough start to this campaign, as their 8-29 overall record can attest. Still, Young has played well in his second season with the team. In his 34 appearances this season, the 21-year-old ball handler has racked up averages of 28.9 points on 44.8 percent shooting from the field (37.5 percent from beyond the arc), 8.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 35.1 minutes per outing.

Yung and the Hawks will be back in action on Wednesday night, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Houston Rockets. Tip-off inside State Farm Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.