NBA Franchise Star Trae Young from the Atlanta Hawks went “Beyond The Game” This Week by helping to pay the medical debt for hundreds of people in the Atlanta area.
Young partnered with RIP Medical Debt to erase over $1 million worth of past-due medical debts.
“The city of Atlanta has welcomed me with open arms,” Young said. “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.”
By purchasing portfolios of bundled medical debt on the secondary debt market, they are able to erase debts far greater than the funds donated.
Young’s donation of $10,000, given through the Trae Young Foundation, was able to get rid of $1,059,186.39 worth of medical debt for 570 people in the area.
Young is known for his great shooting and ball handling skills on the court, but there may not be a better assist than that, the rest of this year.