Shine On!

Support Darren's Impact

Join Darren Waller and local celebrities at the 3rd annual Concert to SHINE On fundraising event.  All proceeds will support the Darren Waller Foundation’s Against the Wall Fund, which grants Las Vegas youth struggling with addiction to receive inpatient treatment, outpatient aftercare, and sober living housing. In 2022, this Fund provided nearly half a million dollars in treatment grants for area addicts. 

About Darren's Impact

Against the Wall

Against The Wall is the Foundation’s signature outreach program. This program is focused on the treatment mandate of the foundation’s mission. The Against The Wall grant program provides grants to qualifying individuals (ages 18-26) who cannot afford a portion or the entirety of their in-patient or outpatient treatment for their addiction. The program serves individuals living in Nevada and treatment takes place in Nevada addiction treatment facilities.

Wall Talks with Darren Waller

Wall Talks are the Foundation’s secondary outreach program. The program is focused on impacting high school students, mainly students on the football team, by providing a safe, affirming, accepting, and encouraging environment for young adults that will ultimately lead to the prevention of substance abuse and misuse. 

Darren’s Wall Talks are TED Talk-style presentations that Darren Waller personally curates for students. Darren speaks about his experience as a high school football player to now, his personal experience with substance abuse as a young adult, and how he overcame his addiction to become the person he is today. The team is given the opportunity at the end of the Wall Talk to sign the pledge to S.H.I.N.E. – which means Self Awareness, Hope, Integrity, say “No”, and to Encourage yourself and others.

Darren's Story


Darren’s WHY is to leverage his platform as a player in the NFL to share his personal experience with substance abuse and the experiences of others, to provide a safe, affirming, accepting and encouraging environment for young adults which leads to the prevention of substance misuse and prevention.


To equip youth to avoid and overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol, and to support youth and their families during their recovery and treatment journey.

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Recent Highlights

Wall Talks with Darren Waller

September 26, 2022 | All In Aviation/Lone Mountain Aviation Inc.

Wall Talks with Darren Waller

September 27, 2022 | WALL TALK @ Nellis Air force base