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Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Supports National Forest Foundation


GATEWAY, Colo. – May 5, 2014 – Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – a luxurious world-class destination in the heart of the American West – is proud to support the National Forest Foundation as title sponsor of the NFF’s 20th Annual Sporting Clays Invitational, taking place May 9, 2014 at Greenwich Country Club in in Greenwich, Conn. and May 10, 2014 at Dover Furnace Shooting Grounds in Dover Plains, NY.

Each May, the National Forest Foundation hosts the Sporting Clays Invitational to bring together passionate and concerned Americans and generate support for their work and mission. In the past 19 years, the event has raised more than $4 million for the health of America’s National Forests.

“The Sporting Clays Invitational has introduced hundreds of Americans to the beauty and treasures of our National Forests and the challenges they face. Partners like Gateway Canyons not only help us restore and improve thousands of acres across our National Forests, but bring together people for these treasured public lands,” said Bill Possiel, president of the National Forest Foundation.

America’s National Forests and Grasslands provide clean drinking water for millions and help to offset American’s carbon emissions. The same forests provide habitat for countless wildlife species and recreation experiences for millions of visitors each year. Home to sixty percent of America’s ski resorts, world class hunting and fishing opportunities, the National Forests and Grasslands are critical to our nation’s economy, culture and heritage.

A changing climate, decreasing federal budgets and legacies from historic use all threaten the health of America’s National Forests, so the National Forest Foundation partners with hundreds of conservation organizations each year to restore and protect these valuable public lands.

“Our National Forests provide countless resources and opportunities for Americans. We’re excited to support the work of the National Forest Foundation through this fantastic event,” John Hendricks, owner of Gateway Canyons Resort and Spa.

As part of this year’s schedule of events, the National Forest Foundation will host a cocktail reception on Friday, May 9, 2014 at Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, Conn., featuring guest speaker Theodore Roosevelt IV. The evening will also include a cocktail reception and exciting live auction.

Guests will uncase their shotguns for a friendly sporting clays team shoot at the Dover Furnace Shooting Grounds in Dover Plains, N.Y. on Saturday, May 10. The Betteridge Rolex Challenge, a silent auction, gourmet lunch and team awards presentation will round out the day.

For more information or to register, visit the National Forest Foundation website. For more information about the event, contact: Ray Foote at or 571-366-1704.

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa
Dedicated to providing individuals and groups with once in a lifetime experiences, Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa – part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection – invites guests to explore the wonders of the natural world, while delighting in luxe accommodations and amenities. Located one hour southwest of Grand Junction, the resort features 72 rooms, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, an onsite Adventure Center, signature spa, world-class equestrian center and several restaurants, in addition to the world-renowned Gateway Auto Museum. For more information, call Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa at 1-866-671-4733 or visit Gateway Canyons is located at 43200 Hwy 141, Gateway, Colo. 81522.

Noble House Hotels & Resorts
Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd. is a privately held hotel ownership and management company in business for more than 30 years. Founded in 1979 by Patrick R. Colee, Noble House began as a commercial property development group, but for the last 25 years, the company has concentrated exclusively on hotel ownership and management. The Seattle, Washington based company owns and manages boutique hotels and resorts spanning the four coastal corners of America, including the newly refurbished Riviera Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys, The Edgewater in Seattle, Washington and Hotel Viking in Newport, R.I. For more information or to book reservations, visit

About National Forest Foundation
Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation works to conserve, restore and enhance America’s 193-million-acre National Forest System. Through community-based strategies and public-private partnerships, the NFF enhances wildlife habitat, revitalizes wildfire-damaged landscapes, restores watersheds, and improves recreational resources for the benefit of all Americans. The NFF’s Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences national conservation campaign is uniting public and private partners to conduct large-scale forest and watershed restoration and revitalize ecosystem resiliency in iconic National Forest System sites around the nation. To learn more, visit us at