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 just wanted to reach out and send my thoughts and prayers. Torie was one year older than me in school. She was in my multi-media class and I will never forget her. She was beautiful, confident, and extremely smart. I looked up to her. After the tragedy, I remember writing about it and submitting it to my college paper. If I can somehow find it, I would love to share it with you. I just want you to know that she effected more people than she knew. She was a beautiful soul and is now always with you. Love and prayer. -Rachel
- Rachel Pooler
I so wish you were heard. I think of you daily and miss you! I hope wherever you are, you are happy and know you're loved.
I am writing this note to thank you for a very memorable Saturday in October. I headed over to the Middle School to lend a hand for a little while on a playground project. Let me just tell you I was blown away by the spirit and attitude and hard work of you both and your family. I could not leave once I was there.
I'm sure your hearts break every day for your loss, but I'm also sure Torie is so proud of her beautiful family and how they touch other people's hearts through her memory. Once again, thank you for all you do for our children.
- Janices Picklus
Donations can be mailed to: The Victoria Snelgrove M.F., C/O D. Snelgrove, 1567 Washington St, East Bridgewater, MA 02344