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
Thank you so very much for the beautiful playground you helped create at the Brookfield School in Brockton. I am a teacher there, and I cannot even explain to you how much joy it's brought our students this year!! It still feels new each and every day!! A fan favorite is the monkey bars and the horizontal slanted climbing bars. They hang like monkeys on a daily basis!! I've seen kids go from discouraged to proud on the monkey bars over the course of this year!! Thank you, thank you for the immense joy you've brought the kids at our school!! ;)
- Lindsay Hight
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
Sometimes, through life you meet people who you think are great people, they come and go. Then there are other people who leave such an impression on your heart that you can't help but carry them with you forever. That was Torie. Just wrote to let you know she is missed across the globe.
- Love, Leslie
Donations can be mailed to: The Victoria Snelgrove M.F., C/O D. Snelgrove, 1567 Washington St, East Bridgewater, MA 02344