DENVER (CBS4)– Friends and family gathered at Alex Teves’ favorite pub on Saturday to remember the young man who lost his life way too soon.

They gathered at the Copper Kettle Brewing Company for “A Night To Remember” fundraiser to benefit the Phoenix 999 and ACT Foundation.

“He had a personality that was bigger than life. The picture of him holding his mug up, that really kind of showcases his personality,” said Copper Kettle owner Jeremy Gobien.

Teves was among Gobien’s first customers at the Copper Kettle. What followed was friendship with him and his family.

When asked if Teves’ family was dreading marking one year since he was killed, Gobien replied, “I don’t think so. I think they more celebrate his life than feel sorrow, more often.

“He was what people should try to be. He was charitable, he was kind, he was giving to others. We just miss him so much.”

The Alexander C Teves ACT Foundation provides funding for scholarships, mentor programs and opportunities to students with  unique academic, social and/or emotional needs, providing necessary skills to become confident, productive individuals.

Phoenix 999 was created and established by survivors of the Columbine High School massacre in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting in an effort to provide financial and educational resources to victims of violence and violent crime.

The mission of Phoenix 999 is to provide financial and educational resources to victims of and victims’ families affected by mass tragedy and violence.


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