The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation are proud to announce their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT Conference. The event will be held on March 22, 2008 at the Behind the Scenes booth (#910) on the trade show floor of the USITT Conference in Houston, TX.

Tickets, which are $5 each or 5 for $20, may be purchased at the booth throughout the show. Every dollar raised will be tripled thanks to challenge grants sponsored by:

Bigger Hammer Production Services,
Sapsis Rigging,
and Strong Entertainment Lighting.

Twelve terrific raffle prizes have been donated by: Altman Rentals (ghostlight), Barbizon ($250 gift certificate), City Theatrical (Lightwright), D&D Software Co. (LD Assistant 04), Field Template (SoftSymbols and Field Templates), Le Maitre Special Effects (Radiance Hazer), Live Design (Broadway Master Class), Nolan Engineering Services (Structural Master Class by Shawn Nolan), Sapsis Rigging (Safety Seminar by Bill Sapsis), USITT (2009 Conference registration), Utah Shakespearean Festival (theatre tickets, lodging and gift certificate), and Vectorworks (Spotlight with Renderworks). The ESTA Foundation would like to give special thanks to USITT.

All proceeds of the raffle go directly to The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program which provides entertainment technology industry members with grants for emergency situations, such as serious illness, injury or death.