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 Yesterday is past, it is history.
Tomorrow is the future, it is a mystery.
Today is the present, it is a gift.
Torie, you are the TRUE GIFT!   - Love always, Amy
Please know how very grateful we all are. Because of the assistance of your wonderful memorial fund, we were able to fulfill every wish.
Warm jackets, winter snow boots, hats, scarves and gloves were the most requested items asked for from parents of growing children; items they coud not afford to purchase themselves.
From H.U.G.S.   - HUGS (Help Us Give Support)