Wonder what it would be like to take a fishing trip with an NFL coach?
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 June 19, 2017, 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 – A Sunday inside the FOX studios in Los Angeles with the FOX sportscasters, including Mike Pereira. This package for four includes round-trip airfare from Sacramento to Los Angeles and accommodations at the world-famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The winning bidders will also be joined by four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers along with Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys & Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson for an unforgettable Saturday evening dinner.
FABULOUS FISHER FISHING TRIP – Spend three days with former Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher at Jeff’s Montana cabin. Fish with both Jeff and Mike Pereira. The trip includes a $500 voucher for airfare and accommodations for two.
SPORTS JUNKIE TICKET PACKAGE – This ultimate experience includes tickets for selected game to see:
- San Francisco Giants
- San Francisco 49ers
- Oakland Raiders
- Oakland Athletics
- Golden State Warriors
- Sacramento Kings
- San Jose Sharks
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.
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.