March 2016

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March 2016

Conference & Stage Expo

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

The Long Reach Long Riders and Behind the Scenes will host their annual fundraising raffle at the USITT Conference in Salt Lake City March 17-19. This year’s raffle will celebrate the 13th Anniversary of the Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride. The Riders have raised over half a million dollars for charity in their 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 an assortment of great Behind the Scenes swag and the famous Long Reach Long Rider T-shirts and kazoos.

Tickets for the raffle are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Behind the Scenes booth 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 generous donors are: Grand Prize, Spotlight with Renderworks from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Ghostlight from Altman Rentals, ETC Source 4 Mini Portable from BMI Supply, 360 Degree Spherical Panorama Camera from InterAmerica Stage, LDI 2016 Conference Registration from LDI, $250 Gift Certificate from Oasis Stage Werks, Electrician’s Tool Kit from Production Advantage, $250 Gift Certificate from Sapsis Rigging, PK Grill & Smoker from Stageworks, and a USITT 2017 Full Conference Registration from USITT.

Pre-drawing activities will include the ever popular kazoo parade, some swag giveaways, and a live auction Saturday on the Stage Expo floor.

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

For more info on Behind the Scenes, visit or call 212-244-1421. For more on the Long Reach Long Riders, visit