On Wednesday, it was announced that the Atlanta Hawks point guard is working with RIP Medical Debt to take care of over a million dollars in past-due medical debts for residents in Atlanta that didn’t have the money to pay them.
“The city of Atlanta has welcomed me with open arms,” said Young. “Giving back to this community is extremely important to me. 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.”
RIP Medical Debt is a nonprofit that started in 2014 that buys and forgives debt, in hopes of providing relief for those affected by bills. Young donated $10,000 through his foundation, which will lead to $1,059,186.39 of medical debt being erased. The average amount is believed to be $1,858 for 570 people.
Young was the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft after spending one year at The University of Oklahoma where he became the only player to lead the NCAA in both points and assists in a single season. He is currently ranked 4th in points (28.9) and 5th in the league in assists (8.4), as he looks to make his first All-Star Team this season.