Battlefields to Ballfields Golf Invitational Benefit
Wonder what it would be like to take a fishing trip with Mike Pereira?
How about spending a Sunday on the set of the FOX NFL pregame show in Los Angeles?
Or enjoying a week of golf at Waikaloa Resort on the Big Island of Hawai’i?
These trips of a lifetime, and a lot more, are just some of the auction items that could be yours for the taking at the inaugural B2B Invitational, benefitting ‘Battlefields to Ballfields’, the nationwide initiative recently founded by FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira.
The B2B Invitational is a fun-filled 18 holes of championship golf at the famed Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, CA. Del Paso was the site of the 2015 United States Senior Open Championship, and the world’s finest senior golfers marveled at both the competitiveness and fairness of the 6,702-yard layout.
The tournament date is May 7, 2018 with registration beginning at 10:30 am and a shotgun start at 12 noon.
Registration is $325 per individual golfer and $1,200 per foursome. 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner and on-course beverages are included. Dinner and a live auction follow the golf and all proceeds will benefit U.S. armed forces veterans.
“What we are trying to do,” Pereira says, “is to make this tournament a unique event, with items up for bid that cannot be found anyplace else. At the same time, the mission of ‘Battlefields to Ballfields’ is to assist veterans, men and women accustomed to being on a mission-focused team, return to civilian life by giving them a new team to be part of on the field.”
Pereira himself has been involved in football officiating since 1971. He spent 14 years as an NCAA Division I football official and joined the NFL as a side judge in 1996. After two years on the field, he was elevated to NFL Supervisor of Officials. In 2001, he became Director of Officiating, and in 2004 was promoted to Vice President of NFL Officiating.
Since his retirement from the NFL following the 2009 season, Pereira turned to a new career, one that still keeps him involved in officiating. He is currently the FOX Sports rules analyst on FOX’s NFL and college football telecasts, providing his rules insights into plays and calls that warrant expert rules explanation and interpretation.
Following golf and dinner, a live auction offers bidders the opportunity to purchase sports packages that can be found nowhere else, including:
FOX NFL SUNDAY LIVE – Spend Sunday inside the FOX studios in Los Angeles with the likes of Bradshaw, Glazer, Johnson, Long, Menefee, Strahan , including rules analyst Mike Pereira. Package for four includes round-trip airfare from Sacramento and accommodations at the world-famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel. As a special treat, the winners will be joined by Howie Long and others for dinner on Saturday night!
STEELHEAD FISHING IN OREGON – Two days of a winter guided fishing trip on the Rogue and Umpqua River in Roseburg, Oregon. Catch steelhead that average upwards of ten pounds. The trip is for two people who will be joined by Mile Pereira. Included in the package is two day hotel accommodations.
Value: Once in a lifetime opportunity
ARMY-NAVY FOOTBALL GAME AND EXPERIENCE – A once in a lifetime opportunity for two to attend the 119th Army-Navy game to be played on December 8th, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Item includes pre-game sideline passes and seats in the press box out of the cold! Items also includes airfare and hotel accomodation.
GETAWAY TO PARADISE – Spend one full week in a greenside condominium at the world-renowned Waikaloa Resort on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Included are four rounds of golf, dinner at Roys of Hawaii and a $1,000 airfare voucher.
Value: Warm Aloha
Sponsorship opportunities for the B2B Invitational are now available at several levels:
*MEDAL OF HONOR [TITLE SPONSOR] -- $50,000
Includes hole sponsorship, three  foursomes, recognition in tournament program and on-course sponsorship signage.
*SILVER STAR -- $25,000
Includes hole sponsorship, two  foursomes, recognition in tournament program and on-course sponsorship signage.
*FLYING CROSS -- $10,000
Includes hole scholarship, one  foursome, recognition in tournament program and on-course sponsorship signage.
*PURPLE HEART -- $5,000
Includes one  foursome, recognition in tournament program and on-course sponsorship signage.
*HOLE SCHOLARSHIPS^ -- $1,500
Covers the cost of a veteran’s scholarship
‘Battlefields to Ballfields’ is a 501[c]  foundation. All donations are tax deductible as per IRS codes