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Posted at 1:40 PM ET, 05/26/2010

Yeardley Love memorial fund created

By Washington Post editors

The family of Yeardley Love has established a memorial fund at Notre Dame Preparatory School, where Love played lacrosse and field hockey.

Love, who would have graduated from the University of Virginia last Sunday, was found slain May 3 in her apartment near the Charlottesville campus. Police have charged George Huguely, 22, a U-Va's men's lacrosse player and former boyfriend with her death.

The family hopes is to raise about $1 million to build a turf field at her former prep school in her honor.

Full coverage of the story can be found here.

By Washington Post editors  | May 26, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Virginia  | Tags:  George Huguely, Lacrosse, Murder, University of Virginia, Yeardley Love  
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Family Creates Fund for Field to Honor Slain Daughter

Notre Dame Prep to be Home of the Field that “Love” Built

May 25, 2010 (Baltimore, MD)— The family of Yeardley Love, who tragically died May 3 at the University of Virginia, has established a memorial fund at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Towson, Maryland, where Yeardley was a stand-out lacrosse and field hockey player, strong student, leader, and volunteer in the Class of 2006. Their hope is that the funds raised will go to build a turf field in her honor.
"We want to forever honor Yeardley and her contributions to Notre Dame as a student, athlete, and friend. We believe that the new turf field will be a great tribute to Yeardley as future generations of students use it,” explained Sharon Love. “Notre Dame was such a special place for both Yeardley and her sister Lexie, we are humbled that so many people would like to help NDP to memorialize Yeardley.
Since Yeardley’s death, her family, friends, classmates, and the general public have sought to pay tribute to this radiant young woman.
“We are honored that the Loves have chosen NDP as the place to remember Yeardley,” says Sister Patricia McCarron, SSND, Ph.D., headmistress. “Yeardley’s spirit will be ever present, inspiring present and future NDP students to be the best young women they can be on and off the playing field.”
It is estimated that the turf field project will require $1 million to complete; at present the school has roughly 3% of this goal. Gifts may be made to The Yeardley Love ’06 Memorial Field care of Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD, 21286 or at (

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