The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation are proud to announce the results of their joint raffle to benefit the Behind the Scenes program at the USITT conference in Phoenix, AZ. Over $7,800.00 was raised during the three day conference. The raffle was held on Saturday in the exhibit hall.

The winners and their prizes are:

Maia Robbins-Zust Safety Inspection from ECCS

David Chapman-Ghostlight from Altman Rentals

Matthew McKinney-Leather Shirt from the Long Reach Long Riders

James Davis-Broadway Lighting Master Class from Live Design

Paul Horpedahl-Duffel Bag of Swag from ETC

Bret Reese-$250 Gift Certificate from Vincent Lighting Systems

Alexander Flinner-Leather Jacket from Apollo Design Technology

Jayson Adamsen-Spotlight with RenderWorks from Vectorworks

George Doukas-Structural Master Class by Shawn Nolan from Entertainment Structures Group

Steve Shelley-$250 Gift Certificate from Barbizon who then donated it to the Ko Festival in Amherst, MA

Mike Dorough-The Sapsis Rigging booth "Gizmo" but then he sold it to David Loftin

Chris Taylor-Safety Seminar by Bill Sapsis from Sapsis Rigging

David Smith-Mark II DMX Coffee Pot from Doug Fleenor Design

In addition to the $7,800.00 an additional $10,000.00 was added to the pot by the two Challenge Grant donations. I. Weiss, Inc. of Long Island City and Sapsis Rigging, Inc. each offered a $5,000.00 Challenge grant for the event, bringing the total amount raised to $17,800.00.

All proceeds from the raffle and the Challenge Grants go directly to The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program. Behind the Scenes provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are seriously ill or injured. The program was created by The ESTA Foundation so industry members could support each other in times of crisis.

Photos available on request.

For more information please contact:

Lori Rubinstein: info@ESTA.org

Bill Sapsis: Bill@sapsis-rigging.com