By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun
2:22 PM EST, December 15, 2011
Notre Dame Preparatory School in Hampton will break ground on a $1.2 million turf field that will honor alumna Yeardley Love, thanks to a $165,000 gift from the Charles T. Bauer Foundation.
The all-girls Catholic school anticipates a spring groundbreaking on the Yeardley Reynolds Love Turf Field with construction scheduled for the summer. The project pays homage to the 2006 graduate who excelled in lacrosse and field hockey and was a strong student, leader and volunteer. She was killed in 2010 in her apartment at the University of Virginia, weeks before her college graduation.
NDP has joined with The One Love Foundation, established by Yeardley Love's family in her memory, on several fundraising initiatives for the field. The Charles T. Bauer Foundation issued a challenge grant last year that resulted in the creation of a fully endowed scholarship in Love's name to the school and more than $500,000 for the field project. With the bulk of the cost in hand, the school is moving forward with the project.
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