BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — A celebration of life was held for Teri Leiker on Friday at the CU Events Center in Boulder. Leiker was among 10 people killed at a King Soopers grocery store on March 22. Leiker’s family said she was a huge University of Colorado fan.
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Family, friends, coworkers, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold, Gov. Jared Polis, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, and others were present at the service to offer condolences and share memories.READ MORE: 'This Is A Wakeup Call': Colorado Governor Says State Is Running Low On ICU Beds Due To COVID Cases
Lieker’s family urged people to make donations in her name to the following:
- The Teri Leiker Memorial Marching Band Scholarship — which will be granted to a student with tons of school spirit.
- CU’s Best Buddies program which creates one-on-one friendships between students and members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Teri was an 11-year participant in the program.
- Teri was also a long-time participant in Special Olympics. To donate, visit specialolympicsco.org/give/.
- Via Mobility transported Teri thousands of times to and from her job at King Soopers. Donations can be made at viacolorado.org/give.
- Imagine Colorado provides support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and helped Teri throughout her life. Visit imaginecolorado.org/donate.