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Oregon Football & Motiv8 Foundation Hurricane Lane Relief Effort

The Oregon Football Program, Ducks Players from Hawaii, Motiv8 Foundation and Marcus Mariota are joining forces to help with the relief effort from Hurricane Lane. 100% of all donations will go to the relief effort and organizations assisting with rebuilding areas that were destroyed by heavy rains and high winds. Mahalo for your support!

Message From Marcus

Donations by Mail

Please make checks payable to: “Motiv8 Foundation”
and put on Memo, “Hurricane Lane.”

Mail to:
P.O. BOX 256651

Donations On-Line

Donations On-Line via PayPal:


Oregon Football Teaming With Motiv8 Foundation In Hurricane Relief Effort

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Names of players in photo – Top (L-R): Sione VKava, Isaac Slade-Matautia, Kaulana Apelu, Adam Stack – Bottom (L-R): Matt Christman, Matt Mariota, Nate Heaukulani

EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon football program is teaming up with former Heisman Trophy winner and current Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota and the Motiv8 Foundation to help raise funds for those in Hawaii who have been impacted by Hurricane Lane.
“I want to express a big mahalo to the Oregon Football program and the players from Hawaii on the team for helping with the Hurricane Lane relief effort,” said Mariota, “It means a great deal to us to be able to help people back home. We are blessed that the hurricane weakened, but there is still a great deal of damage from flooding and heavy rains throughout the islands and this will assist in the recovery efforts.”
“We are proud to join forces with Marcus and the Motiv8 Foundation to assist our extended family members in Hawaii during their time of need,” said Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal.

The Big Island of Hawaii has experienced record rainfall, which culminated in widespread flooding and extensive damage.

Donations can be made through the Motiv8 Foundation’s website ( or supporters can mail a donation for the Hurricane Lane Hawaii relief effort to the address below:

P.O. BOX 256651

Mariota and his Motiv8 Foundation have assisted previous relief efforts for victims of flooding and lava on Hawaii and Kauai. Mariota assisted the American Red Cross in their recent efforts and is currently supporting shelters for homeless and displaced residents who are now homeless.
For more information, please email


About Us

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

Ed Nishioka


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.


Donation Requests

Please email requests to:

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

Or donate online via Pay-Pal

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 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, 2017 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.

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Marcus: On the Field

  • 2nd year in the NFL

  • Tennessee Titans finished with 9-7 record (2nd in Division)

  • Voted by team as Tennessee Titans Most Valuable Player

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

  • AFC Player of the Month (November) 1124 yards passing, 11 TDs only 2 INTs

  • Had career highs in games started (15), completions (276), yards passing (3,426), passing TDs (26), passer rating (95.6), yards rushing (349 and had career low 9 INTs.

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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.