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Bandit Donates Lighting for UT Medical Center Philanthropic Kick Off
Sharon Gross
Monday, February 5, 2018
The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC)
Philanthropic Advisory Council launched their annual kick-off event with a
sophisticated, winter theme comprised of soft azures and snow-white
illumination with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.
The evening’s dinner took place at Cherokee Country Club and emphasized the
extraordinary care and compassion that UTMC provides to its patients, acting
as the area’s only Level I Trauma Center and Level III Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit. It also serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee,
Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina in addition to being the
region’s first Certified Primary Stroke Center and East Tennessee's first
dedicated Heart Hospital.
Bandit Lites owner and Chair, Michael T. Strickland, serves on the UTMC
board, and Bandit Lites donated over 150 fixtures for the kick off, including
Chauvet Freedom pars to uplight the main room, adjacent rooms, front
entrance. Chauvet EZ washes highlighted banners placed around the room that
showcased the facility’s campaign, “Why People Give to UT Medical
“GLP Atoms provided stage lighting, and we used several dozen Chauvet Color
Dash Accents to uplight the arched ceiling, as well as Chauvet Min E10 WW
Lekos to use a break-up pattern on the ceiling,” elaborated Allison
Burchett, Bandit’s Director of Philanthropy and Production Manager.
Burchett worked with Bandit General Manager Giff Swart in planning and
setting up the event, while Jamie Sullivan and Lighting Director Alex Becker
providing night-of support.
“It is such an honor to be able to give back to an organization that is not
only an integral part of the community, but one that quite literally saves
lives,” said Burchett. “I am so proud of Bandit’s commitment to
champion local efforts that make such an impact, and UTMC’s philanthropic
efforts is certainly one of the best causes out there.”
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