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Bandit Backs Pat Summitt 'Salute for a Cure'
Sharon Gross
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Local businesses and community leaders gathered for
the Pat Summitt Foundation’s annual “Salute for the Cure,” named for
the iconic basketball coach and fearless leader. Bandit Lites donated the
lighting package for the event which raises money for Alzheimer’s research
and support for the Pat Summitt Clinic at UT Medical Center. This year’s
dinner also featured a knock-out performance from NBC’s “The Voice”
winner and East Tennessee native Chris Blue.
Lighting director Alex Becker utilized GLP X4 Atoms to illuminate the stage,
with eighteen of them arranged for a general stage wash on pipes clamped to
building beams downstage along with two four-foot pipes mounted with Atoms.
Gantom Darklights provided a backwash on the upstage wall where Chauvet
Freedom Par Quad 4 lights were also placed. Martin MAC 101 fixtures supplied
movement around the stage.
In addition to the stage lighting, Bandit Lites also provided ambiance for
the space with sophisticated scene lighting. Nearly 100 Chauvet Freedom Par
Quad 4 fixtures illuminated the room and VIP area, highlighting the brick
walls and columns while four dozen Chauvet EZ Washes on custom steel plates
lit the tent in the courtyard.
“The Pat Summitt Foundation is one that is dear to us at Bandit, both
because owner Michael Strickland enjoyed a friendship with Pat and because of
the work the foundation does to end Alzheimer’s,” said Bandit’s
Director of Philanthropy Allison Burchett. “With events like the ‘Salute
for a Cure,’ The Pat Summitt Foundation is furthering the legacy of Pat,
which is one of excellence and hard work, a message everyone can benefit from
and one that Bandit Lites is exceedingly proud to help champion.”
About Bandit Lites, Inc.
Bandit Lites is a global leader in the entertainment lighting marketplace.
  From touring productions to fixed installations, Bandit Lites has a full
staff of highly trained professionals to deal with all types of lighting
needs. Bandit’s global presence will insure seamless transitions no matter
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