Even though the weather was bitterly cold, a steady stream of Torrey Smith fans came to the Ferry Farm Wal-Mart on Jan. 23 to meet Smith and help donate to Smith’s foundation’s fund to help replace supplies lost in the fire that recently burned a Colonial Beach school. Smith, a Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, grew up in Colonial Beach and attended elementary school in the school that caught fire.
Present at the event were Colonial Beach Elementary School’s principal Mary Fisher, School Board Chairman Tim Trivett, Colonial Beach Town Council Member Michelle Payne, local police officer Antwan Smith and many of Torrey Smith’s fans.
Stephen Nelson, Wal-Mart’s store manager, said that the Smith Foundation has partnered with Wal-Mart in the past, so when the tragedy occurred, Smith reached out to them to partner for this event.
Along with the donations and money collected from this event, Smith is also donating $4000 from his foundation.
Around 5:30 p.m., fans began lining up in the garden department waiting to reach Smith who was standing under a tent in front of the store.