Tua Tagovailoa Announces the Establishment of the Tua FoundationFebruary 04, 2021
Miami, FL (February 4, 2021) – Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa announced today the establishment of the Tua Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of youth initiatives, health and wellness, and other charitable causes.
The Tua Foundation will primarily focus on charitable endeavors in South Florida, Alabama and Hawai`i. In recognition of the foundation launch, three grants of $16,667 (totaling $50,000) were awarded today to the Police Athletic League of North Miami (Miami, FL); Big Oak Ranch (Springville, AL); and the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame (Honolulu, HI).
“It is my deepest hope that the Tua Foundation will make a meaningful impact in support of those in need.” said Tua Tagovailoa, Founder & Chairman. “Helping others is a tenet of my faith and who I am. This is a cause close to my heart.”
This past June, Tua established a $300,000 scholarship endowment to benefit his high school, Saint Louis School in Honolulu. Four scholarships will be awarded to students from Hawaii over the next four years, each named in honor of his grandparents.
Tua Tagovailoa was selected No. 5 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He attended the University of Alabama, where he set the all-time record for passing touchdowns and was named MVP of the 2017 College Football National Championship Game.
For more information, visit www.TuaFoundation.org. Also, follow @TuaFoundation on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About the Police Athletic League of North Miami
The Police Athletic League of North Miami’s (PAL of North Miami) mission is to cultivate the partnership between parents, schools, the community, and the police department in order to develop productive, active leaders from our communities’ youth.
About the Big Oak Ranch
Big Oak Ranch exists to meet the needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children by giving them a solid, Christian home and a chance to realize and fulfill God’s plan for their lives. Since 1974, Big Oak has been home to more than 2,000 children. We’ve grown from a single farmhouse serving five boys to three locations, 22 homes and 159 children. We operate with one unwavering focus – to relieve the suffering of children.
About the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame honors Polynesia’s greatest players, coaches and contributors and has awarded nearly $250,000 in academic scholarships Polynesian high school students. Its permanent home is located at the Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie on the Island of O'ahu in Hawai'i).