(July 24, 2018) – The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame and Marcus Mariota announced today that the Motiv8 Foundation will be a Presenting Sponsor for the 2019 Polynesian Bowl. 

The Polynesian Bowl is a premier high school football all-star game that features 100 of the top players in the nation. The game will be Saturday, January 19, 2019 (game time T.B.A.) at Aloha Stadium (Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi) and televised live on CBS Sports Network. 

“Marcus Mariota and the Motiv8 Foundation have been with us from the start,” said Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Chairman & Co-Founder Jesse Sapolu. “Their loyal support has been instrumental and invaluable in the success of the Polynesian Bowl.” 

The Motiv8 Foundation was established by Tennessee Titans quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota to create and support educational programs and athletic activities that provide an alternative outlet for youth. 

“Motiv8 is very proud to continue our partnership with the Polynesian Bowl,” said Marcus Mariota. “Our mission is exactly what our name says – to motivate young people to dream big through education and athletics. This is what the Polynesian Bowl does and why we strongly support them.” 

“Marcus is a role model for young people everywhere and his commitment to helping others is an inspiration to all,” said Vice Chairman & Co-Founder Ma’a Tanuvasa. “We are honored to have his support.” 

About the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame: The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honors Polynesia’s greatest players, coaches and contributors. Its permanent home is located at the Polynesian Cultural Center (Oʻahu) and was established in 2013 by Super Bowl Champions Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa. Other board members include Troy Polamalu, Vai Sikahema, June Jones and Reno Mahe. www.PolynesianFootballHOF.org. 

About the Polynesian Bowl: “Where the world’s top high school football players gather to celebrate culture and play the game they love.” NFL Ambassadors include Marcus Mariota, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Michael Bennett, Ronnie Stanley, Danny Shelton and DeForest Buckner. Our outstanding partners… BSN Sports, Friends of Hawaiʻi Charities, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiʻi Building & Construction Trades Council, Hawaiʻi News Now, Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, Motiv8 Foundation, NIKE, Sheraton Princess Kaʻiulani Hotel and Riddell. www.PolynesianBowl.com. 

About the Motiv8 Foundation: The Motiv8 Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help underserved youth and homeless in Hawaii, Oregon and Tennessee. Since its inception, Motiv8 has taken thousands of youth to Polynesian Bowl and University of Hawaii games and this year will be also taking young kids to University of Oregon and Tennessee Titan football games. Motiv8 has also sponsored football showcases that have generated hundreds of college opportunities totaling several million of dollars in aid each year. In May, Motiv8 was able to feed 5,000 homeless and homeless workers in a "Giving Thanks" event. www.Motiv8Foundation.com.