Las Vegas Raiders QB Marcus Mariota describes major games played off the field during the COVID-19 pandemic
HONOLULU (KHON2) – Marcus Mariota, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback and graduate of the Saint Louis School, will be home in Hawaii this weekend.
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Mariotas Motiv8 Foundation stepped up and made great things for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We grew up as a village and we will get through this as a village,” said Marcus Mariota, quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders. “Everyone is having a tough time so I think the most important thing is to use Motiv8 to fill a void and help. We are very privileged at Motiv8 to be able to do that.”
The Motiv8 Foundation has worked tirelessly to support Mariota’s three hometowns.
“They know we have some big events with the Universities of Hawaii and Oregon to get these kids tickets to games. With no fans last season, it will be fun to see these kids have the chance to go back and see it again in person. “
The Saint Louis School graduate is home to Oahu for a quick business trip, but says he never feels too far away on Island 9.
“That’s what makes life in Vegas so special. Being in Henderson south of Vegas is really cool, there are lots of local families, lots of local restaurants. “
Mariota will return to the Raiders for the 2021 season and sign a one-year restructuring deal. The native Hawaiian says another opportunity to play for Island 9 will be invaluable.
“Vegas have such a strong Hawaii draw that it was an opportunity for me to play for this team again in my hometown, to be separated from that team again. Whatever brings in the next season or something, be it so. I just wanted the opportunity to play in front of family and friends and play in front of some kind of hometown feel and I look forward to doing that. “
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