LRLR, ESTA Foundation Raise $6,677 at USITT for Behind the Scenes

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• Created: April 8, 2010

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KANSAS CITY, MO – The Long Reach Long Riders and The ESTA Foundation raised $6,677 to benefit the Behind the Scenes program through raffle ticket sales during the three-day USITT conference – more than $1,500 above last year's total. The winners and their prizes include:


  • George Epting – Altman Rentals' Ghostlight
  • Bruce Jackson – Apollo Design Technology's Smart Move DMX Rotator
  • Chris Hofmann – Barbizon's Stagehand Tool Kit
  • Chip Haas – Doug Fleenor Design's DMX/RDM Coffee Pot
  • Nathan Szewczyk – Field Template's SoftSymbols and Field Templates
  • Krystal Kennel – Broadway Master Class Pass donated by GLP
  • Kate Nocks – Sapsis Rigging's Gift Certificate
  • William Digneit – SeaChanger's iPod Touch and colorBUG
  • Shoshana Sims – USITT 2010 Conference Registration
  • Kevin Seime – Utah Shakespearean Festival's Ticket Package
  • Nathan Szewczyk – Vectorwork's Spotlight with Renderworks
  • Amanda Thomas – Vincent Lighting Systems Gift Certificate
  • Tyler Schyvinck – Greg William's Shooting for the Stage Photo Tips and Tricks Seminar & Photo Call


The annual raffle took place on the Expo floor. A large crowd gathered for the pre-raffle festivities emceed by Bill Sapsis, wearing a toga and laurel wreath. Pre-raffle activities included the announcements of a $5,000 challenge grant from Clark Transfer for the Long Reach Long Riders annual charity ride, the presentation of the annual Rosco contribution and the ever-popular kazoo parade.


ESTA Foundation and Behind the Scenes officials thanked USITT and also Kim Craigie and Vincent Lighting Systems, Bill Sapsis and Sapsis Rigging, Greg Williams and Alice Neff and all the Long Reach Long Riders, Molly Pilbrow, Frank Stewart, the donors of the prizes, and all who bought raffle tickets.


All proceeds go to The ESTA Foundation's Behind the Scenes program. The Long Reach Long Riders' 2010 ride is set for July 24-31.


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