Last week, the University of Georgia announced Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly donated $350,000 to their new social justice initiatives.
But on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” Friday morning, Matthew Stafford announced the donation was actually much, much more than that. In fact, it was over four times that.
Stafford and “Good Morning Football” announced that he and his wife are donating a total of $1.5 million to his former university for social justice programs and scholarships.
“I’ve done quite a bit of work in the Detroit area, and hadn’t really hit some other areas that were big parts of our lives,” Stafford said Friday morning. “Being able to give back to Georgia and help college kids that—it’s some of your most formative years, when you’re learning about who you are and who you want to be. We’re lucky to partner with the athletic association, the football team that’s creating an incredible program there. We’re happy to be a part of that.
“The donation is very widespread. It’s going to help all different kinds of people—athletes, non-athletes, doesn't matter. We’re just trying to make as big an impact as we possibly can in a time where we feel like it’s extremely relevant to do so.”
An official announcement from Georgia is expected later on Friday.
UPDATE: Here is a statement from the Lions, including some details on where the Staffords’ donation is going.