Friends of Somers Lacrosse -
Each year as part of our Somers Slam Lacrosse Tournament we choose a charity or non-profit organization that is making a positive impact on our community.
We then highlight that foundation and give them a platform to raise money and awareness for their cause. This year we have decided to partner with the One Love Foundation www.joinonelove.org in an effort to help their very worthy cause.
For those of you who aren't familiar with their organization,. One Love is near and dear to the lacrosse community, as their organization was founded to help honor the memory of Yeardley Love, who played on the Virginia women's lacrosse team and sadly in 2010 was beaten to death just weeks before her college graduation by an abusive boyfriend.
Not long after Yeardly’s untimely death her family, spearheaded by her Mother Sharon and Sister Lexie established the One Love Foundation with a goal--- to empower young people with the knowledge to identify and avoid abusive relationships.
Today, One Love is the National Leader in educating young woman and men about healthy and unhealthy relationships. And, as the next generation learns to love better, Yeardley’s legacy will live on in the most positive way imaginable.
Please consider making a donation today to this incredible organization that is spreading the Love and changing lives.
Somers Youth Lacrosse.