Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota donates gear to Lahainaluna’s football team

Donated cleats from NFL Quarterback Marcus Mariota
Donated cleats from NFL Quarterback Marcus Mariota(Courtesy: Gov. Josh Green)
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 9:01 AM HST|Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 9:18 AM HST

KIHEI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lahainaluna High’s football team is saying mahalo to NFL quarterback Marcus Mariota for his donation to the team in wake of the Maui wildfires.

Mariota gave the team new cleats and a $10,000 donation.

This comes as they get ready to play football at the end of the month.

The school’s first game of the season is set for Sept. 30. at War Memorial Stadium against Baldwin High School.

We’re told about 450 Lahainaluna student athletes and 40 coaches lost their homes in the Aug. 8 fires.

A Luna Strong Fund run by the Downtown Athletic Club of Hawaii has so far raised $325,000 for the school’s athletic program.

Donations to the campaign can be made online by clicking here or by making a check made payable to: “DACH – Luna Strong Fund”, P.O. Box 3590, Honolulu, HI 96811.