The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation are joining together to raffle off 12 great prizes at the 2006 USITT Conference and Stage Expo in Louisville, Kentucky, March 30th - April 1st to raise money for Behind the Scenes. Behind the Scenes provides grants to industry members when they are seriously ill or injured that may be used for medical care and living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, food, clothing, transportation and childcare.

Be sure to stop by booths #823 and #824 to purchase tickets and help the industry care for its own. Raffle tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20. The drawing, conducted by Bill Sapsis, will be held at 2pm on Saturday on the show floor.

Winners will be able to choose from a list of prizes including: Ghostlight (Altman Lighting), $250 gift certificate (Barbizon), WYSIWYG Design (Cast Software), Structural Master Class taught by Shawn Nolan (Entertainment Structures Group), free registration for the Broadway Lighting or Broadway Sound Master Classes (Live Design), autographed copy of Structural Design for the Stage by Ben Sammler, Safety Seminar taught by Bill Sapsis, Safety Harness and Lanyard package (Sapsis Rigging), two copies of VectorWorks Spotlight (VectorWorks), or a $250 gift certificate (Vincent Lighting Systems).

The Long Reach Long Riders are staging their Third Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride July 9-18, 2006. Riders start in Philadelphia and San Diego and the final destination is Rapid City, SD. Interested parties can join them for the entire ride or just one day. To find out more about the ride and the riders visit

Behind the Scenes is an initiative of The ESTA Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization established in early 2005 to create and support educational and charitable programs for the entertainment technology industry. To find out more about The ESTA Foundation or Behind the Scenes visit