HONOLULU — First Hawaiian Bank presented a donation of $115,000 to Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation. The donation was the result of proceeds from the sale of a collector’s edition Mariota Bobblehead.
First Hawaiian Bank partnered with the Tennessee Titans quarterback to create this limited edition bobblehead as a fun way to raise awareness of his Motiv8 Foundation which supports academic programs and initiatives that provide youth with opportunities to excel in school and sports. All proceeds raised through the bobblehead sale will remain in Hawaii for the benefit of the state’s youth.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bob Harrison presented the check Monday for to Mariota, who is also the foundation’s founder and president, at Oahu Country Club.
“As a community bank with strong ties in the communities we serve, this partnership with Marcus was very much in line with our bank’s commitment to empower Hawaii kids to reach their full potential,” Harrison said. “Marcus is an example of how one person can have a big impact in motivating others to make positive choices in their lives.”
“I want to thank everyone who purchased a bobblehead and helped contribute to the success of this fundraiser,” Mariota said. “I am very humbled and thankful to have the support of First Hawaiian Bank which will allow my Motiv8 Foundation to provide opportunities for many local students and programs here in Hawaii.”
In support of the bobblehead fundraiser, the bank launched an advertising campaign featuring a television commercial and print ads with the theme “Purchase One. Motiv8 many.”
The Mariota bobblehead made its debut at the First Hawaiian Bank Made in Hawaii Festival on August 19-21 and was available for purchase at First Hawaiian Bank branches throughout Hawaii. The popular limited edition bobbleheads, which were available for purchase only in Hawaii, sold out in two months.
Motiv8 Foundation was established by Mariota during his rookie year at Tennessee.
The foundation’s mission is to create and support programs and initiatives that will provide youth of diverse backgrounds and economically challenged communities with the tools and motivation to continue their education from grade school to college. The Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to support kids in Hawaii, Oregon and Tennessee.
First Hawaiian Bank, with total assets of $19.7 billion, was founded in 1858 as Bishop & Co. and today it is Hawaii’s leading bank offering a comprehensive suite of banking services to consumer and commercial customers — including deposit products, lending services, wealth management, insurance, private banking and trust services. The bank operates 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. First Hawaiian, Inc., the parent company of First Hawaiian Bank, is the largest publicly traded company based in Hawaii.