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 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.
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.
- HUGS (Help Us Give Support)
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