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

By: Behind the Scenes | February 24, 2014

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 Ft. Worth, Texas, March 27-29. This year's raffle will celebrate the 11th Anniversary of the Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride. The Riders have raised over $400,000 for charity in their ten years of touring some of the country's most beautiful areas. This year's raffle also celebrates the Short Reach Short Riders annual tricycle ride and the Vincent Lighting Systems workplace giving campaign.

The Behind the Scenes Boutique will also be open for business during the show featuring the 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 #728 throughout the show. Winning tickets for ten 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, 10-Pack of Little Focus Wrenches and an Apollo BTS Wrench provided by Apollo Design Technology, Technician's Tool Kit provided by Barbizon, $250 Visa Gift Card provided by Daktronics, 5 Theatre Titles provided by Focal Press, A GoPro provided by InterAmerica Stage, 50 Sheets of Gel provided by Lee Filters, Vermont's Finest Smokehouse Combo provided by Production Advantage, $250 Gift Certificate at Sapsis Rigging provided by Sapsis Rigging; a Full Conference Registration for the USITT 2015 Conference & Stage Expo provided by USITT, and an ETC Source Four Mini provided by Vincent Lighting Systems.

Pre-drawing activities will include the ever popular kazoo parade, some swag give-aways, and a live auction of 2 tickets to a Broadway show along with a backstage tour donated by Local One IATSE, and custom pens and seam rippers 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

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