August 17, 2020 / EVENTS
Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation Partners With Sweet Cheeks Winery
Known for leading by example, Marcus Mariota found a way to continue to support his communities through his foundation, Motiv8.
The Motiv8 Foundation has not only supported youth, but also shelters for homeless individuals, animal shelters, as well as frontline medical professionals in hospitals. Recently, the Motiv8 Foundation has provided:
- 500+ meals for frontline nurses and healthcare workers, and housing for survivors of domestic violence
- 5000+ meals to homeless shelters
- 1000+ meals for students while schools were shut down due to COVID-19
- 1000+ pounds of dog food to Oahu SPCA and Humane Society
Sweet Cheeks Winery is also a contributor to local efforts, raising over $15,000 for Eugene’s Greenhill Humane Society – and donating the event space for fundraising efforts for other local charities and organizations.
“We are very excited to partner with such a community minded company as Sweet Cheeks Winery,” said Ed Nishioka, Director of Motiv8 Foundation, “The Mariota family and Motiv8 are dedicated to helping the underserved communities in Oregon. Our partnership with Sweet Cheeks is a real boost in assisting us with our mission. We look forward to helping the community with Sweet Cheeks now and in the future.”
The Motiv8 Foundation and Sweet Cheeks Winery joined forces to create a label to represent both the foundation, and a nod to Mariota’s heritage. The 2018 Pinot Gris retailed at $30 and the 2018 Pinot Noir retailed at $40. Both wines have since sold out!