A teen Jeopardy! winner is giving back in a major way. Avi Gupta dominated the teen tournament this past summer and took home $100,000. He has decided to give a portion of his winnings for a great cause. Gupta donated $10,000 to cancer research in honor of his longtime hero, Alex Trebek.
According to CNN, Gupta says Trebek is someone he's always admired. So the 18-year-old Columbia University student decided that, for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, he would give the money for pancreatic studies at the Knight Cancer Institute in Oregon.
In a Twitter clip, Gupta revealed he was moved to donate by Trebek, who was "someone I looked up to my whole life."
Gupta, who participated in the tournament this past June, gave a little nod to his love of science and math by donating exactly $10,314. The last three numbers are a reference to Pi.
Watch the clip below.