Matthew Stafford spins passes into art for charity

Matthew Stafford used his most well-known tool to create art for charity recently. Instead of paintbrushes, the Detroit Lions quarterback used footballs.

Stafford created art for an auction on the Paint By Number 9 website to help raise money for the S.A.Y. Play Center by throwing dipped-in-paint footballs at canvasses made of recycled water bottles by Repreve. The Lions have worn green practice jerseys made by Repreve as part of a promotion.

"We're painting them up with these footballs today," Stafford said in a video promoting the auction. "They are going to auction them off."

The auction continues for the next five days.

Stafford has long been involved with the Lipke Recreation Center in Detroit, where the S.A.Y. Play Center is located. Stafford has previously donated $1 million last year to help reopen the center. The football field at the center was named for him in October.