The Long Reach Long Riders and the PLASA Foundation will host their annual raffle to benefit Behind the Scenes at the USITT Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio March 19-21. This year’s raffle will celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride. The Riders have raised over $450,000 for charity in their eleven years of touring some of the country’s most beautiful areas.
The Behind the Scenes Boutique will also be open for business during the show featuring an assortment of great new Behind the Scenes swag and the famous Long Reach Long Rider T-shirts and kazoos.
Tickets for the raffle are an affordable $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Behind the Scenes booth #739 throughout the show. Winning tickets for nine regular prizes and one grand prize will be drawn at 1pm on Saturday, the final day of Stage Expo.
The prizes, provided by our generous donors, are: Grand Prize, Spotlight with Renderworks from Nemetschek Vectorworks, Ghostlight from Altman Rentals, GaffGun and CoreLok Tape from BMI Supply and Production Advantage, GoPro from InterAmerica Stage, iPad mini from iWeiss Theatrical Solutions, ETC Source 4 Mini Portable from Musson Theatrical, PN 700-7501 Cognito PC/Uno Bundle from Pathway Connectivity, ProPlus Rope Access Harness from Sapsis Rigging, USITT 2016 Full Conference Registration from USITT, and $250 Gift Certificate from Vincent Lighting Systems.
Pre-drawing activities will include the ever popular kazoo parade, some swag give-aways, and a live auction of 2 tickets to a Broadway show along with a backstage tour donated by Local One IATSE, and custom pens and seam rippers handcrafted by Shan Ayers.
All proceeds from the raffle, auction and boutique sales benefit Behind the Scenes, which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured.