A screen shot of Matt Stafford 'painting' a Perception Canvas 2.0.

Perception Helps Lions Quarterback Raise Money for Charity


Perception Wide Format Media, a brand of Nashua, New Hampshire-based Worthen Industries, says it is proud to have participated in a unique fund-raising program recently with Matthew Stafford, starting quarterback of the NFL’s Detroit Lions.

The program, called “Paint By Number 9”—which is Stafford’s number on the field—had him dipping footballs in paint and then throwing them against five six-foot pieces of Perception Canvas 2.0, which is a product made up of Repreve 100 percent recycled polyester.

The five resulting “paintings” were then auctioned off to raise money for the Sports, Academics, Youth (S.A.Y.) Detroit Play Center, which offers athletic and academic programs to Detroit’s youth.

“I value many lessons learned playing sports in my youth, and rebuilding this center provides an opportunity for Detroit’s youth to learn through the same process,” Stafford says. It’s been rewarding to help support the continued improvement of the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center.

“The experience of creating these paintings is one that I’ll never forget. Each canvas is made from recycled plastic bottles and serves as a reminder of how recycling can contribute to protecting our environment for future generations to enjoy.”

To learn more about the S.A.Y. Detroit Play Center and to watch clips of Stafford creating the paintings, click HERE.

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