The NFL Alumni Association will be hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County on June 25, 2022. The event, named the Red Zone Affair, and spearheaded by John Paye, former quarterback for the San Francisco Forty Niners football team and Stanford University Hall of Fame member for both football and basketball will be held at a beautiful venue on Banner Mountain. John, who was backup quarterback for the Forty Niners when they won Super Bowl 23 in 1988 against the Cincinnati Bengals, grew up in the Bay Area but spent many summers in Nevada County visiting his grandparents, so he has a love for the area along with a desire to help protect it from wildfires. “We look forward to hosting this event for a great cause and helping build awareness for wildfire preparation,” says Paye.

Red Zone Affair announce

The Red Zone Affair will include a variety of events and different sponsor prices including a lunch BBQ and games with Forty Niner alums, dinner and dancing under the stars and an auction. Tickets start at $75 for the dinner and there are several levels of sponsorships that include additional benefits. Attendance will be limited to 250 people, so folks are encouraged to plan ahead and consider purchasing tickets and sponsorships soon. More information and links to purchase tickets or sponsorships can be found on the Fire Safe Council website

“This fundraiser is a community effort and will benefit the community,” said Donn Thane, Board Chairman of the Fire Safe Council. “The funds will benefit such things as our Defensible Space Advisory Program, coordination with the many Firewise Communities in Nevada County, our chipping program and hazard reduction projects around homes of low-income senior citizens.”

According to Fire Safe Council Executive Director, Jamie Jones, “We greatly appreciate the efforts of John Paye and all his fundraising team to create a fun day and we are hoping we can make the Red Zone Affair an annual event for many years into the future.”