Supporting the One Love Foundation and the spirit of Yeardley Love through the sport of lacrosse.
LACROSSE FOR LOVE IS A GIRLS CLUB LACROSSE TOURNAMENT IN PARKTON, MD THAT GIVES YOUNG GIRLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT A FOUNDATION NAMED IN HONOR OF A WONDERFUL YOUNG WOMAN - YEARDLEY LOVE. IN 4 YEARS, LACROSSE FOR LOVE HAS RAISED OVER $80K - LET'S HIT $100K IN YEAR 5!
We hope you will support the young girls who are playing lacrosse in Yeardley's honor at LACROSSE FOR LOVE by fundraising for the foundation. LACROSSE FOR LOVE will help raise awareness and funds to help One Love expand it's presence nationally and build upon it's national campaigns - #THATSNOTLOVE #LOVEBETTER
ABOUT THE ONE LOVE FOUNDATION
One Love exists for one reason: Yeardley Love was killed and her death was avoidable if anyone in her life had truly understood the unhealthy and increasingly dangerous relationship behaviors they were seeing. Learn how one woman’s story inspired a movement.
Yeardley Love lived her life with integrity, gratitude and honesty — and lots of laughter. She saw the best in everyone, and was always there to give a helping hand. Yards, as we called her, grew up in Baltimore, MD with her older sister Lexie. Yeardley loved lacrosse and, in addition to her schoolwork and athletic endeavors, she always gave of herself to others, enjoying working with underprivileged children and the elderly.
After her tragic death, Yeardley’s family and friends were surprised to learn the statistics – that 1 in 3 women in this country will be in a violent relationship during her lifetime – and grew increasingly aware that young people in particular did not seem to realize they, as a group, were at greatest risk.
Today, One Love's goal is to end relationship violence by engaging young people in a movement for change. The foundation develops compelling educational content that sparks new and novel discussions among workshop participants, inspiring them to work together to affect change in their communities. One Love's primary focus is on campus strategies for engaging kids on this issue – using the powerful film workshop, Escalation, as the spark for engagement. At every step, One Love empowers young people as the critical leaders of this movement, uniquely suited to mobilize a generation towards a brighter future where relationship violence is far less prevalent.
For more information, go to www.joinonelove.org and www.lacrosseforacause.org