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 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!
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
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
Donations can be mailed to: The Victoria Snelgrove M.F., C/O D. Snelgrove, 1567 Washington St, East Bridgewater, MA 02344