The LRLR Raffle and BTS Mental Health Initiative at USITT 2024

The Long Reach Long Riders and Behind the Scenes will host their annual fundraising raffle at the USITT Conference March 20-23 in Seattle, WA. The Long Reach Long Riders annual charity motorcycle ride has raised over $1,000,000 for charity throughout the last two decades. The 2024 ride will be held June 15-22 exploring the cryptids of West Virginia.

The Behind the Scenes Boutique will also be open for business during the show featuring an assortment of industry-themed decorations and jewelry and the famous Long Reach Long Rider kazoos and T-shirts.

The booth will feature the Behind the Scenes Mental Health Initiative which provides tools and resources to support entertainment industry workers and promote mental health and wellness. Posters with information on suicide prevention, bullying and harassment, alcohol and substance misuse, and more will be available.

Tickets for the raffle are an affordable $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at the Behind the Scenes booth 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 Vectorworks; Ghostlight from Altman Lighting; Visa Gift Card from Barbizon; North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2024 Registration from ESTA; Event Safety Summit 2024 Registration from the Event Safety Alliance; Nespresso CitiZ Espresso Machine with Aeroccino Milk Frother from IA Stage; ETCNomad Education Edition with Gadget II from Musson Theatrical; $250 Gift Certificate from Sapsis Rigging; Online CM-ET Basic Motor Course from Showtech Australia; and a USITT 2025 Full Conference Registration from USITT.

 For more information about the Long Reach Long Riders, visit www.lrlr.org.