NY Giants host Teves family at team practice
The New York Giants hosted the family of Aurora, Colo., shooting victim Alex Teves at a team practice Thursday, according to ESPN.com.
The Giants' chaplain, the Rev. William Dowd, invited Teves' parents and two brothers to attend practice at the team's training facility, while owner John Mara gave the family tickets to Saturday night's preseason game against the New York Jets.
The Teveses resided in Verona, N.J. before relocating to the Phoenix area in 2001. They have remained faithful Giants fans.
The family expressed deep gratitude to the Giants organization for giving them an experience to remember during a time of grief and devastating pain.
Alex Teves was among the 12 people shot to death by accused gunman James Holmes at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." The 24-year-old famously jumped in front of his girlfriend, Amanda Lindgren, and saved her life.