Behind the Scenes Challenge Grants at USITT

  • NEW YORK, NY-The ESTA Foundations Behind the Scenes Program announced that three companies have already stepped forward as challenge grantors for the Behind the Scenes / Long Reach Long Riders raffle at USITT in Houston: Bigger Hammer Production Services, Sapsis Rigging and Strong Entertainment Lighting. The grants provide the opportunity for donors to double their contributions, while providing help to colleagues in a time of need.
  • Behind the Scenes has a limited number of challenge grants still available for $2,500. The Challenge Grant Program gives companies or individuals the opportunity to show support for their peers in the industry while providing a unique opportunity to be recognized as a leading supporter of this worthy cause.
  • The more funds raised, the more lives that Behind the Scenes can help put on solid ground, which is something that appealed to Jahn Boxer Hardison of Bigger Hammer Production Services. I first learned about Behind the Scenes through The ESTA Foundation website, noted Hardison. I was inspired to contribute after reading Behind the Scenes missionThe challenge grant is great. You can contribute to Behind the Scenes while inspiring others to contribute, as well.
  • Behind the Scenes and the Long Reach Long Riders will be raffling off twelve terrific prizes donated by industry members. Raffle tickets are $5 dollars each or five for $20 and will be sold at booth #1005 on the show floor. A special thanks to USITT for making our presence at the annual conference possible.
  • Behind the Scenes is an initiative of The ESTA Foundation to provide industry members with financial support when they are seriously ill or injured. For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit

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