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Raffle Prizes, Live Auction, and the BTS Boutique Benefit Behind the Scenes at USITT

The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation will host their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 21-23. This year’s raffle will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride. The Riders have raised over $350,000 for charity in their ten years of touring some of the country’s most beautiful areas.

The Behind the Scenes Boutique will also be open for business during the show featuring the new USB LED Ghostlight, an assortment of great Behind the Scenes swag, and the famous Long Reach Long Rider T-shirts and kazoos.

Tickets for the raffle are an affordable $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Behind the Scenes booth #731 throughout the show. Winning tickets for nine regular prizes and one grand prize will be drawn at 1pm on Saturday, the final day of Stage Expo.

The prizes, provided by our generous donors, are: Grand Prize, Spotlight with Renderworks provided by Nemetschek Vectorworks; Stage Technician’s Kit provided by BMI Supply; $250 Visa Gift Card provided by Daktronics; Enttec DMX USB PRO Mk2 with case provided by Enttec Americas; Kindle Fire provided by InterAmerica Stage; 16GB Wi-Fi iPAD Mini provided by iWeiss; 50 Sheets of Gel provided by Lee Filters; $250 Gift Certificate to provided by Rose Brand; $250 Gift Certificate at Sapsis Rigging provided by Sapsis Rigging; and a Full Conference Registration for the USITT 2014 Conference & Stage Expo provided by USITT.

Pre-drawing activities will include the ever popular kazoo parade, some swag give-aways, and a live auction of two tickets to a Broadway show along with a backstage tour donated by Local One IATSE, and custom pens and a seam ripper handcrafted by Shan Ayers.

All proceeds from the raffle, auction and boutique sales benefit Behind the Scenes, which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are ill or injured.

For additional information about Behind the Scenes, visit or call 212-244-1421. For more information about the Long Reach Long Riders, visit

4th February 2013

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