Oct 11, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT
You certainly remember one of the most disturbing stories of the summer, when a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver, killing a dozen people and injuring 60 more.
One of the people killed were students at Gateway High School in Aurora and about 60 of the school’s students happened to be there that night. Over the following days Gateway became a hub in the community where people went for information about the shooting and what happened to loved ones.
The Denver Nuggets hosted an exclusive scrimmage just for the students at Gateway Wednesday night. It’s a small gesture in the grand scheme of things, but it meant something to the students and faculty of the school.
“It’s been another great example of the community support we’ve had,” Gateway principal Bill Hedges said. “I got a little emotional at the beginning of the game because our kids and our staff have been through so much … I think you’ve made 1,500 lifelong Nuggets fans here tonight.”
“They definitely have our support,” center Kosta Koufos said. “You heard stories about boyfriends taking bullets for their girlfriends. They’re definitely the true heroes. They were very courageous.”
Good on the Nuggets for this.
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