The Motiv8 Foundation Website

The Ardel Deppe Community Football Coach Award

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners!

The winners were recognized at the Motiv8 Foundation Golf Tournament dinner on March 25, 2019 at the Oahu Country Club. Winners receive a equipment allowance provided by Riddell and Nike.

Stephen Ferguson – Lanai High School
Coach “Fergie” has been a part of Lanai football for more than a decade. He was instrumental in getting football started at both Pop Warner and High School level. He founded a Pop Warner program on Lanai and then as the players grew older he was able to get Lanai a high school team competing in the 8-Man Maui Interscholastic League (MIL). This past year Coach Fergie led his Pine Lads to their first ever in school history league co-league title sharing honors with Molokai. He has led the way in building the program up to a competitive level. Ferguson is a nationally certified coach of the National Federation of State High Schools. He was named MIL Coach of the Year by Maui News in 2018.

Brad Hiranaka – Kaua’i Youth Football
With 23 years of coaching history, Brad Hiranaka started a non-profit organization under American Youth Football called Kaua’i Youth Football. With funds from his own pocket, he provided equipment to equip two teams including an Eastside and Central District.Today, KYF has expanded throughout the island with an Eastside, Central, and Westside District including Division 1 (7th-8th Grade), Division 2 (4th-6th Grade), Division 3 (7-10 years old), Flag Football (4U, 6U, 8U), and Cheer (3-14 years old). Brad still continues to pay out of pocket for new equipment as well as sending equipment to be refurbished for safety precautions. KYF has football and cheer year-round, including a Spring Season (January-May), and a Fall Season (July-November). KYF will make its 10 Year marker this coming August, and Brad couldn’t be any happier to have created an organization that has made a big impact for the youth of Kaua’i, today’s generation, and the generations to come—whom will be our future.

Highlights

  • Watch Motiv8 Foundation Highlights for 2018-2019 as told by ESPN’s Neil Everett.

  • Marcus on the cover of Midweek, February 27, 2019
    Breakfast Of Champions – “With an assist from breakfast advocate and NFL quarterback Marcus Mariota, Dawn Amano-Ige is leading the statewide initiative Jump Start Breakfast, which aims to get more children excited about their morning meals.”

  • Motiv8 Foundation is proud to help support the following organizations during this holiday season.


  • Motiv8 Partners with Zippy’s
    Go to any Zippy’s Restaurant and donate to Motiv8 by buying a donation card or purchasing the special Motiv8 meal pack.

  • Motiv8 Partners with Dutch Bros Coffee
    Motiv8 Foundation is partnering with Dutch Bros Coffee on Coffee Day. For each cup of coffee sold on Coffee Day Motiv8 will receive $1. Motiv8 will also receive $1 per cup sold at the Cal vs. Oregon football game at Autzen Stadium. (Follow Dutch Bros on Twitter@dutchbros)

About Us

Co-Founders
Marcus Mariota
Toa Mariota
Alana Deppe-Mariota

Board of Advisors
Jerry J. Correa, Saint Francis Healthcare
Rick Chong, Albert Chong Associates
Lulu Lulu, Jr., Saint Louis School

Director
Ed Nishioka

Aloha,

My dream of playing in the NFL began at an early age in elementary school. At the same time, I also began dreaming of giving back someday and helping young kids. This is why it was important to me to start the Motiv8 Foundation. The Motiv8 Foundation began following graduation from the University of Oregon. The goal and mission of Motiv8 is exactly what our name says – to motivate young people to dream big through education and athletics.

Playing in the NFL is a privilege and has responsibilities. We, as professional athletes, have a platform to help our youth for a better tomorrow. The Motiv8 Foundation is a vehicle to giveback and help others and I have a lifetime commitment to that mission and helping as many young people as possible.

We are now in our first full year of activating the Motiv8 Foundation and have already put on several successful events to raise money and partnerships, sponsorships and associations to raise awareness. We are concentrating on helping youth in my three “hometowns” in Hawaii, Oregon and Tennessee. We already have many exciting events scheduled for the fall of this year.

In the years to come we hope to energize our youth and help them further their education and create unique experiences to open their eyes to a brighter future. While this may seem to be an ambitious goal – in reality if we can help change the life of just one young person then I think we will be doing well.

Best wishes… Mahalo, Faʻafetai tele lava and God Bless. Go Titans…Titan UP!

Motiv8 Foundation Mission

Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Marcus Mariota grew up seeing the positive power of sport first-hand, which fueled his personal mission to use his platform as a professional athlete to create change. Driven by this mission, he established the Motiv8 Foundation during his rookie year (2015) to promote and support a healthy mind and body among youth in Hawaii, Oregon and Tennessee.

The Motiv8 Foundation aims to create and support economic and educational programs and athletic activities to provide an alternative outlet for youth of troubled neighborhoods and backgrounds. The Foundation’s programming centers around the tools for success that will allow more children to fully matriculate through grade-school and eventually attend college.

Since its launch, the Motiv8 Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars towards healthy lifestyle programming, and will continue to fulfill its mission through signature programs, strategic partnerships, and fundraising initiatives.

Symbolic of not only the Foundation’s mission, the Motiv8 name also honors Mariota’s connection to his lifelong jersey number, and the “808” area code of his hometown, Honolulu, Hawaii. As President of the Foundation, he oversees all programming decisions and drives fundraising efforts.

Support the Motiv8 Foundation

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The Motiv8 Foundation is a registered non-profit public benefit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning if the IRS Code Section 501 (c) (3). Tax ID Number 47-4417194.

Foundation Activities

The Motiv8 Foundation held its 6th golf tournament on June 20th, 2019 at Langdon Farms Golf Club in Portland, Oregon.

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On June 4-5 2019, Motiv8 was a presenting sponsor of GPA Hawaii.

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On May 23rd 2019, the Motiv8 Foundation and Ruby Tuesday Hawaii partnered to “Give Thanks,” feeding 4000+ people experiencing homelessness, workers, and staff at shelters across the island of Oahu. Additionally, they provided 1,000 pounds of dog food to the Hawaiian Humane Society and the Oahu SPCA.

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Motiv8 Foundation was a gold sponsor at this year’s Special Olympics Hawaii Cheer for Champions event held on Friday, May 24th 2019, at Les Murakami Stadium on the University of Hawaii campus. Marcus was a surprise guest and was a fan favorite with all of the Special Olympians.

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The Motiv8 Foundation held its 5th golf tournament on March 25, 2019 at Oahu Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.

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Friday, April 5th, 2019: Motiv8 sponsored a job fair for people experiencing homelessness. Participants were able to interview with 12 companies/service providers, take a shower, get a hair cut from stylists from Paul Mitchell, get work clothes from Shirts of Aloha and lunch from Rainbow Drive Inn. There was even live entertainment. All employers were very happy with turnout and loved the concept. The goal was to find one person a job and change their life, however, the initial reports were 5 people got job offers and up to 5 more are possible! It was a great success.

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Saturday, September 1st, 2018: The Motiv8 Foundation hosted a group of about 400 kids from the Eugene Boys & Girls Club to the University of Oregon vs. Bowling Green season-opening game at the Autzen Stadium. The Motiv8 Foundation also partnered with the Ducks to raise funds for those impacted by Hurricane Lane in Hawaii.

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Saturday, October 6th, 2018: The Motiv8 Foundation hosted 1,200 kids and guests at the October 6th Hawaii vs. Wyoming game at Aloha Stadium. The groups represented were After School All Stars, Boys and Girls Club, Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA, Waianae and Palama Settlement. Guests were treated to a bento lunch, Motiv8 T-shirt, tour of the stadium and field and an exciting Warrior win.

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The Motiv8 Foundation held its 4th golf tournament on July 16, 2018 at the Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Oregon.

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The Motiv8 Foundation held its 3rd golf tournament on March 26, 2018 at Oahu Country Club in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu.

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Marcus and Motiv8 Foundation were major sponsors of the 2018 Polynesian Bowl. Marcus also hosted 900 kids from After School All Stars, Boys and Girls Club, Special Olympics and HAIA.

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Saturday, October 28th, 2017: Motiv8 Foundation Night at UH Football

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Motiv8 Highlight Reel 10-28-17

Motiv8 Night Message From Marcus

The Motiv8 Foundation held its second golf tournament in Springfield, Oregon on July 10, 2017 at the Springfield Country Club.

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The Motiv8 Foundation held its inaugural golf tournament in Honolulu on March 27, 2017 at Oahu Country Club. A full field was treated to a fun day of golf, food by top Hawaii chefs, prizes, silent auction and prize giveaways. This year’s tournament was combined with a donation by First Hawaiian Bank for $115,000 that was raised from the Marcus bobblehead doll sale. Next year’s tournament is already set for March 26, 2018 at Oahu Country Club.

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The Motiv8 Foundation was the presenting sponsor for the GPA College Football Showcase. The Showcase is the largest event for High School Football players in Hawaii. This year it featured 425 participants and 42 college coaches generating more than 200 scholarship, financial aid and football related opportunities for participants. Marcus welcomed participants via a video message before the start of the showcase.

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Through his Motiv8 Foundation, Marcus was a major sponsor of the inaugural Polynesian Bowl. His Team Mariota lost a close game to Team Stanley (Raven’s Ronnie Stanley) in a game played with custom Nike uniforms provided by the Motiv8 Foundation. Motiv8 also provided all of the Nike gear including footballs, gear bags, game shoes, shirts, shorts, training shoes, practice gear to all the players and gear for the coaching staff.

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The Motiv8 Foundation along with Island Insurance presented school supplies to Likelike Elementary School. The lucky students received a Nike back pack along with all of the school supplies on their upcoming school list. Marcus was able to spend time with the students and answer questions.

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Marcus joined forces with the Mayor’s Office of Nashville to provide 2,500 school supply packed back packs to deserving students in the Nashville metro area. Marcus provided the Nike back packs and school supplies for the event.

Marcus participated in the Habitat for Humanity build in Nashville that built homes for deserving families. He was able to sling a hammer instead of a football in constructing several homes.

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Marcus was featured player during Pro Bowl Week at 2016 Pro Bowl in Honolulu. Marcus spoke at Pro Bowl on the Beach event and was part of group of current and former NFL Players from Hawaii showcased during halftime with their high schools.

Donation Requests

Please email requests to: info@motiv8foundation.com

Please include/attach the following:

  • Letter requesting donation on company/entity letterhead.
  • Letter should include Federal ID number.
  • Preference is given to non-profits with current 501 (c) (3) status.

Please give at least 8-12 weeks notice for event. Not all requests are approved given the great number received. All requests will be acknowledged.

If you would like to mail request though U.S. Mail please mail to:

Motiv8 Foundation
Post Office Box 256651
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
Attn: Donations

The Motiv8 Foundation is a registered non-profit public benefit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning if the IRS Code Section 501 (c) (3). Tax ID Number 47-4417194.

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Marcus: On the Field

  • 4th year in the NFL

  • Tennessee Titans

  • Voted by team as Tennessee Titans Most Valuable Player

  • Pro Bowl Alternate (would have played in Pro Bowl if wasn’t injured)

  • NFL records

    • First player in NFL history to pass for at least 250 yards with 3 touchdowns and rush for more than 100 yards in the same game.
    • First quarterback in NFL history to record 6 total touchdown passes within the first two games of his career.
    • First player in the Super Bowl era with a perfect passer rating in first NFL start.
    • First player to have both a receiving and passing touchdown in a playoff game.
    • First player to throw a touchdown pass to himself in the playoffs.
    • Youngest quarterback to reach perfect passer rating: (21 years, 318 days) September 13, 2015.
    • Youngest player to throw for 4 touchdowns in a game: (21 years, 318 days) September 13, 2015.
    • First rookie to have two games with 4 touchdown passes and no interceptions.
    • First quarterback in NFL history to throw 4 touchdown passes in the first half of his NFL debut.
  • Titans franchise records

    • Most passing touchdowns in a season by a rookie: 19
    • Most completions in a season by a rookie since moving to Tennessee: 230
    • Most passing yards in a season by a rookie since moving to Tennessee: 2,818
    • Most passing attempts in a season by a rookie since moving to Tennessee: 370
    • Most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback: 112
    • Longest run by a quarterback: 87 yards
    • Youngest quarterback in franchise history to throw for over 300 yards in a game since moving to Tennessee: (21 years, 332 days) September 27, 2015
    • First quarterback to catch a touchdown reception
    • First player to throw a touchdown pass to himself
    • First rookie to start at quarterback in Week 1
    • Highest season completion percentage by a rookie (62.2)
    • Highest single game completion percentage (95.7)

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The Motiv8 Foundation is a registered non-profit public benefit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning if the IRS Code Section 501 (c) (3). Tax ID Number 47-4417194.