Matthew, Kelly Stafford pledge $1 million to build education center

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Posted at 4:36 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 04:36:24-05

DETROIT — Matthew and Kelly Stafford are pledging $1 million to build an education center in Detroit.

Kelly Stafford, calling it "the legacy we want to leave behind," announced the donation Thursday on Instagram.

The Staffords are teaming up with Mitch Albom to create the 20,000-square foot center, which will be adjacent to the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center at Lipke Park, where Stafford Field is located. The project will enable the center to "increase its student population who benefit from the center’s academic, athletic and arts programs, and service adults with job training programs, GED classes, and community events," according to Stafford's post.

"You will always remember Matthew Stafford as a Detroit Lions quarterback, but our hope is that you will also remember our family for our love of the Detroit community and its people," wrote Kelly Stafford. "Thank you Detroit, for everything."

For more information on how to donate to the project, click HERE.