Rodney Stuckey, a father, brother and professional athlete, is making a significant financial contribution to the Blackwell Institute.

"God has blessed me with the ability to play basketball and make the kind of money I make," Stuckey said. "There are families and people out there in need. Anytime I can give back to help, I'm willing to do it."

The veteran Pistons guard, who is expected to make $17 million over the next two years, has aligned himself with PNC Bank and Blackwell to open a Learn and Play classroom at the institute 1:50-2:45 p.m. today.