Pavilion seats for Patriotic Concert gone |

Pavilion seats for Patriotic Concert gone

Daily Staff Report

VAIL – It took just 45 minutes Saturday for all 1,263 seats at the Ford Amphitheater to be sell out for Tuesday’s Vail Valley Foundation Patriotic Concert, generating over $12,000 for the Vail Veterans Ski Weekend program.The program is a community-based effort that offers skiing and snowboarding to recent amputee veterans of the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts. The program not only introduces participant veterans to skiing and snowboarding, it also offers a positive transition to living with a new disability.”We are greatly honored to be able to make this contribution to such a worthy cause through our annual patriotic concert,” Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, said. “The Vail Valley Foundation prides itself on being able to make a difference in and through this community, and it is especially gratifying when we can have a direct impact on individuals that are putting themselves in harm’s way to protect our way of life.”Although the pavilion seating is accounted for, lawn seating for the annual Vail Valley Foundation Patriotic Concert will be available free of charge, with the gates to the Ford Amphitheater open at noon in anticipation of the 2 p.m. performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival.The Ford Amphitheater and the Patriotic Concert are projects of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information, call 949-1999 or visit, Colorado

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