The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation announce their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT Conference in Kansas City, held on April 2, 2010 at the Behind the Scenes booth (#322). Tickets--$5 each or 5 for $20--may be purchased at the booth throughout the show. Individuals who purchase five raffle tickets will also receive a Stagecraft Mailing List Calendar that runs through April 2011.

Twelve raffle prizes have been donated by: Altman Rentals (ghostlight), Apollo Design Technology (Smart Move DMX Rotator), Barbizon (Stagehands Tool Kit), Field Template (SoftSymbols and Field Templates), Doug Fleenor Design (DMX/RDM Coffee Pot), Sapsis Rigging ($250 Gift Certificate), SeaChanger (iPod Touch and colorBUG), USITT (2011 Conference registration), Utah Shakespearean Festival (three pairs of tickets), Vectorworks (Spotlight with Renderworks), Vincent Lighting Systems ($250 gift certificate), and Greg Williams (photo call and “Photography 101 for the Stage” Seminar).

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. For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit the BTS website.