Narles Layne tragically died from suicide on October 4th 2004. The Narles Layne Foundation focuses on preserving his legacy and sharing his incredible life story with others. With the support of his family, friends and Montana communities – Narles will continue to make a positive impact in the lives of young people and their families for years to come.
Narles touched the hearts and souls of so many of us and together we can continue to celebrate his amazing life through fundraising events and charitable donations that will allow the foundation to award two educational scholarships each calendar year: one to each male and female student athlete who best exhibit the same excellence in school, athletics and the community that he did.
The Narles Layne Foundation will play an active role in Montana by teaming up with organizations and sponsoring events that inspire and offer hope to young people facing adversity.
We will serve as a beacon for mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts. We will foster the development of upstanding moral character in our kids and the communities around them.
To honor and celebrate the storied life of Narles Layne through the acts of awarding scholarships, engaging in suicide prevention efforts and raising awareness about the impact mental health has on individuals, families and communities. In addition, we will support local youth sports and their important role in developing leadership, reaction to adversity, teamwork and sportsmanship.
Provide an integrated educational approach to suicide prevention and mental health awareness
Develop opportunities for our supporters to donate, volunteer and get involved in the community
Continue to reflect on Narles’ incredible life, achievements and spread his inspirational story
Award one male and one female student athlete an educational scholarship each calendar year
Achieve maximum emotional, mental and physical community health through outreach and events
Communicate the importance of healthy lifestyles and decision making through foundation efforts
❖ We communicate the positive qualities and the impeccable moral character of Narles Layne
❖ We commit to developing strength through leadership and standing up for what is right
❖ We honor integrity, cherish diversity and promote teamwork to achieve a goal
❖ We stand for athletic sportsmanship, tolerance and healthy family values
❖ We support student athletes and at risk youth
❖ We challenge assumptions, offer perspective and provide inclusion