Reporting Jessica Kartalija
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Remembering Yeardley Love. The Cockeysville native was found dead in May 2010, murdered by her ex-boyfriend, George Huguely.
Jessica Kartalija explains a Maryland company is working to keep her memory alive.
Family and friends say the passion Yeardley Love had on the lacrosse field carried over into all aspects of her life.
In her memory, the One Love Foundation works to teach children sportsmanship and kindness– two qualities the University of Virginia lacrosse player was known for.
“Reading about this and being from the area, it touched me personally. We wanted to get involved any way we could,” Peter Beveridge, president of Rockville-based EyeBlack.com, said.
Beveridge is teaming up with One Love selling decals with the One Love Foundation logo.
“We are going to be donating a pretty significant percentage of the proceeds from the sales to the foundation,” he said.
EyeBlack is also donating decals and eye black with the One Love logo to students at 50 Baltimore area schools.
Yeardley Love’s mother, Sharon Love, says the decals are a unique way to remember her daughter.
“The One Love Foundation is excited and proud to form a partnership with EyeBlack. The Foundation will use 100 percent of the proceeds from EyeBlack sales to support inner city sports and education programs,” she said.
EyeBlack launched the One Love line Wednesday night. Orders have already been pouring in online.
EyeBlack and the One Love Foundation have agreed to a three-year partnership.
The eye black stickers are $1.28. Click here to go to EyeBlack.com’s website.