Feb 24, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
The Giants hosted the family of one of the victims of July's movie theater shooting in Colorado.
On Thursday, the New York Giants hosted the family of one of the victims of the tragic movie theater shooting in Colorado last month. The family of Alex Teves, who was killed by alleged gunman James Holmes in Aurora, visited the Giants training facility and met with Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, and Victor Cruz. Tom Teves, Alex's father, spoke about the gesture from their favorite NFL organization (via Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York):
"Life will never be the same for us," Tom Teves said, "because Alex isn't coming back. But we won't forget what the Giants did here. They gave us a good day when we needed one."
The family moved from the New York area to Phoenix in 2001, but they remained huge Giants fans (and were in attendance in Glendale for the upset Super Bowl XLII win). In addition to an up-close visit at practice, the Teves family received tickets to the Giants second preseason game on Saturday night, courtesy of owner John Mara.
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