Antlers at Vail hosts annual ‘Pay it Backward’ weekend for Colorado nonprofits |

Antlers at Vail hosts annual ‘Pay it Backward’ weekend for Colorado nonprofits

VAIL — For the third year, Antlers at Vail hotel will host a special free mountain getaway weekend for Colorado nonprofits — and the list of invitees continues to grow.

“We keep adding to our list,” said former Antlers at Vail General Manager Rob LeVine, who conceived the idea of a May “Pay it Backward” event to thank those who work hard to help others. The recently retired LeVine continues to be involved with Pay it Backward, this year inviting almost 50 Front Range organizations to participate in the May 12-14, weekend escape.

Nonprofits are invited to designate the person of their choice — staff, volunteers or clients — for two free nights’ lodging and a Saturday night reception with wine and appetizers prepared by Vail catering chef Barry Robinson. Guests are welcome to bring spouses, family or friends.

As the invitation list expands, so does the number of attendees.

“Many of our RSVPs are past attendees,” LeVine said. “but there will be some newbies too.”

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The Front Range nonprofit organizations planning to participate in the 2017 Pay It Backward weekend at Antlers at Vail so far are, in alphabetical order: Advocates for Children — CASA; Alliance for Sustainable Colorado; American Heart Association; American Red Cross; Arvada Center for the Arts; Audubon Rockies; Bicycle Colorado;Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver; Canine Companions for Independence; Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo; Clyfford Still Museum; Colorado Coalition against Domestic Violence; Colorado Fourteener Initiative; Colorado Water Trust; Conservation Colorado; Denver Children’s Advocacy Center; Denver Rescue Mission; Engineers Without Borders; Firefly Autism; Food Bank of the Rockies; Friends of CAIC (Colorado Avalanche Info Center); Habitat for Humanity of Colorado; Hearts and Horses; Hope House of Colorado; IDEglobal; Joshua Station; Mesa County Partners; Ronald McDonald House; The Home Front Cares; West Mountain Regional Health Alliance; and Women’s Foundation of Colorado.

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