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Behind the Scenes Raffle Winners at USITT Conference

The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation have announced the results of their joint raffle to benefit the Behind the Scenes program at the 2011 USITT conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sales of raffle tickets and BTS-branded swag raised just over $8,600 for the charity.

The winners and their prizes are:

Joe Aldridge - Apollo Design Technology's Smart Move DMX gobo rotator
Thomas Hird - BMI's backstage technician package
Keith Newman - Scholarship to the 2012 CM Hoist School hosted by Mountain Productions
Chip Haas - Pneumatic effects kit and costume rental gift certificate from Norcostco
Majae White - Swisson X-MT-120-SET DMX tester from Production Advantage
Mitch Hefter - Rosco's 6x6 LitePad HO+ and single -fader dimmer
Michael Katz - Rosebrand.com Gift Certificate
Steve Terry - Two USITT 2012 full conference registrations
Fred Allen - Three pair of tickets to the Utah Shakespearean Festival Garrett Young - Vincent Lighting Systems gift certificate

The grand prize, Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks, went to Chris Riebold, from Norman Sound & Productions in Charlotte.

A large crowd gathered for the festivities once again emceed by Bill Sapsis, garbed this year in pirate togs. Pre-raffle activities included the presentation of the annual Rosco contribution from the sales of Roscolux #359, the donation of proceeds from the Jig Show presented by Beth Martell, give-aways for the crowd provided by Daktronics, and the auctioning of two tickets to Viva ELVIS in Las Vegas, provided by Cirque du Soleil, and a DMX/RDM coffee pot, provided by Doug Fleenor Design.

All proceeds go 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 URL listed below.

For more information about the Long Reach Long Riders whose 2011 ride runs July 1-9 and starts and ends in Billings, MT, visit their site, also provided.



(21 March 2011)

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