About the Torie Fund
On October 21, 2004 Victoria "Torie" Snelgrove attended a Red Sox celebration in Boston and was tragically killed. In her memory the Snelgrove family has set up a memorial fund. Torie's dream was to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
It is the goal of the Victoria Snelgrove Memorial Fund to award scholarships benefiting East Bridgewater High School, Massachusetts and Emerson College of Boston, students who have the same dream.
Since establishing The Fund in 2005, we have worked hard to fulfill the mission set before us to keep Torie’s spirit alive:
Funded two $500.00 scholarships for East Bridgewater High School seniors annually
Funded an endowment at Emerson College for students who share Torie’s dream of a career in broadcast journalism
Funded and helped construct “Torie’s Place”, a playground at the Spring Street School in West Bridgewater
Funded and helped construct “Torie’s Place Too” a community/school playground at the Gordon Mitchell Middle School in East Bridgewater
Funded and helped construct “Torie’s Place III” a community playground in North Easton
Funded and helped construct our 4th playground “Torie’s Place IV” at the Treehouse Village, a community for foster care children in Northampton
Funded and helped construct our 5th playground at the Brookfield School in Brockton, “Torie’s Place V”
Donated four (4) leather glider rockers to the NICU at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital
Various donations to individuals to assist them in community endeavors.
Thoughts & Tributes
"I've had the pleasure of having several classes with Bob Clinkscale. Not only has he raved about what an ambitious journalist Victoria was, but he also praised her grace and humility as a young woman. That being said, I am both honored and privileged to be this year's Snelgrove Memorial Scholarship recipient (2012) So that I may continue the passion driven trail that Victoira once walked herself. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for believing in me."
- Ariana Sandillo
I feel safe knowing that you are up there looking down at all of us, protecting and guiding us every day. You always did look after me. I hope you know how special you are to me and that every moment that I go through you will be there with me every step. You might even find me talking to you. I was so lucky to know you and to have all the memories I do with you. The memories are what will keep me going and smiling when the days are rough. I will just think of your laugh or your karaoke voice and it will make my day a lot better. I hope you know how big of an impact you had on many lives and how most of us will never be the same because of how much you changed us.
- Love, Lu
I know I can't say anything to comfort you, but please know how your daughter has impacted me. I am a better person today because of her. Please know that I miss her every day but a piece of her lives on in all of us that she touched. A piece of Torie will forever be with me. If I can ever do anything, whether it be laughing about old memories or to catch you up on the latest gossip in an 21 year olds life, let me know. I just want to thank you for raising such an amazing person!
Donations can be mailed to: The Victoria Snelgrove M.F., C/O D. Snelgrove, 1567 Washington St, East Bridgewater, MA 02344