Tua Tagovailoa makes huge announcement about new philanthropic endeavor

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa announced that he is establishing a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of youth initiatives, health and wellness and other charitable causes.

“The Tua Foundation’s primary focus will be on charitable endeavors in South Florida, Alabama and Hawaii,” Tagovailoa said. “I would like to encourage you guys to follow us on social media @TuaFoundation, and I just want to thank you guys for the love and support. God Bless.”

According to the foundation’s website, three grants have already been awarded since its launch.

“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),” the foundation announced in a press release.

Tagovailoa was the No. 5 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama.

He started nine games for Miami as a rookie and played in 10. He totaled 1,814 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns and just five interceptions while leading the Dolphins to a 6-3 record as a starter.

Tagovailoa seems focused on making a difference in his community off the field.

On the field, he will look to improve next season to help the Dolphins find their way to the postseason.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.