More than $500,000 Raised to Benefit The Darren Waller Foundation
“Against the Wall” Program, Focused on Treating Youth Who Are Battling Addiction
LAS VEGAS, NV – September 28, 2021 – On Monday, September 27, 2021, Las Vegas Raiders Tight End #83, Darren Waller hosted The Darren Waller Foundation’s second annual fundraiser “Beyond the Wall,” presented by Olson Precast and Morgan Stanley, at All in Aviation and Lone Mountain Aviation’s open-air hangar.
More than 250 attendees were treated to hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, followed by dinner during the program to learn more about Darren’s passion for funding inpatient treatment for youth in Las Vegas. Attendees included local business leaders, friends, family, fans, and several players from the Las Vegas Raiders – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Foster Moreau, Derek Carrier, KJ Wright, Zay Jones, Matt Bushman, and Nick Bowers.
“I am humbled and beyond excited to see you all tonight and to see the support you have for me, the foundation, and those we are helping,” said Waller. “Lives are being transformed because of your generosity.”
Darren kicked off the night with a personal donation of $50,000 to the foundation. The program featured successes of The Darren Waller Foundation in educating youth on drug use prevention and helping those who are battling addiction. Proceeds of more than $500,000 can be utilized to further the treatment mission of the foundation, Darren’s Against the Wall grant program. This program is focused on implementing the foundation’s mission to treat local Nevada youth who are battling addiction with 30-day inpatient treatment services. Waller shared that four Against the Wall grants have been given to date, and those recipients are currently in treatment with local partner, Landmark Recovery.
About The Darren Waller Foundation
Founded in 2020, The Darren Waller Foundation is the personal charity of Darren Waller, Tight End for the Las Vegas Raiders. The purpose of The Darren Waller Foundation is to equip youth to avoid and overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol and support youth and their families during their recovery and treatment journey. Waller created the Foundation to give back and give others a chance for recovery and success. This is personal for Waller as he too faced addiction challenges that nearly cost him his football career and his life. For more information, visit https://darrenwaller.org/.