Antlers at Vail hosts ‘Pay it Backward’ weekend
VAIL — Following the response to its 2015 event the Antlers at Vail is hosting its second Pay It Backward event Friday through Sunday.
In the first year of the weekend celebrating nonprofit groups, representatives of 33 Front Range nonprofits accepted the hotel’s offer of two free nights’ lodging and a Saturday night reception with wine and appetizers prepared by Vail catering chef Barry Robinson. That first event was such a success that invitations have been sent out for this year’s weekend — with the list of Colorado nonprofit invitees expanded to 41.
“It’s official: Pay It Backward is an annual Antlers at Vail spring event,” said General Manager Rob LeVine, who came up with the twist on the “pay it forward” concept as a way to expand the Antlers’ support of Colorado nonprofits beyond the Vail Valley. “Last year’s weekend was a tremendous success in so many ways,” LeVine added. “The attendees really appreciated the recognition of all they do, new relationships were forged and everyone had a fantastic time. How could we not do it again?”
Antlers at Vail extends the invitations but leaves it up to individual organizations to decide who will attend on their behalf. Last year’s guests ranged from hard-working staff members to generous volunteers to, in the case of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, a Facebook supporter selected via a random drawing. Many of the guests brought family members or friends, including children of all ages.
And the Invitees are …
The Front Range nonprofit organizations invited to the Pay It Backward weekend at Antlers at Vail are, in alphabetical order: The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado; American Heart Association; American Red Cross Mile High Chapter; Audubon Rockies; Bicycle Colorado; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver; Canine Companions for Independence; Advocates for Children – CASA; Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo; The Center For Mental Health; Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation; Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Colorado Fourteeners Initiative; Colorado Public Radio; Colorado UpLift; Colorado Water Trust; Crossroads Safehouse; Denver Children’s Advocacy Center; Denver Dumb Friends League; Denver Indian Family Resource Center; Easter Seals; Firefly Autism; Food Bank of the Rockies; Habitat for Humanity of Colorado; The Home Front Cares; Hope House of Colorado; Hospice of Northern Colorado; iDE – International Development Enterprises; Joshua Station; MaxFund; Metro Denver Partners; Mi Casa Resource Center; Mile High United Way; Rocky Mountain Rescue Group; Ronald McDonald House Charities; The Salvation Army of Colorado Springs; Sense of Security; Wounded Warrior Project; The Women’s Foundation of Colorado; and 9Health Fair.
For more information and reservations go to http://www.antlers vail.com.
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