August 23, 2019 – The Paye family has created The Red Zone Affair, a multi-faceted fundraiser to support Fire Safe Council of Nevada County. The main event, spearheaded by former NFL quarterback John Paye, is a red-themed evening under the stars at the Paye residence “The Preserve at Chalk Bluff” on Banner Mountain Saturday, September 28 th.

Guests are encouraged to wear their finest red attire in the Red Zone spirit and join 49er Alumni and VIPs, to dance, dine and bid on live and silent auction items, representing everything from the practical to the luxurious. Highlighted items include:

● 2 tickets premium field level section AA right next to Giants’ dugout
● 4 Fifty yard line tickets for a Stanford Football game
● Two airline tickets to go to the United Airlines Fantasy trip to the North Pole to see Santa Claus
● 49er Alumni Weekend Package Oct. 24-26: Game tickets, Museum, Hotel, Special Tailgate for 2

“The response has been terrific and we look forward to hosting for this great cause and building fire awareness.” Says Paye.

“It’s a joy to celebrate our 20th Anniversary as a non-profit with such an exciting event. We hope to make it an annual gala and we’re sure the first will be one not to miss. The Payes have done an incredible job pulling our community together and welcoming VIPs from all over Northern California to support our area.” Says Fire Safe Council Executive Director, Jamie Jones.

Scheduled to attend KCRA sports anchor Del Rogers, 4 time super bowl ring holder Eric Wright , 2-time Super Bowl ring holder Bill Ring and 5-time Super bowl ring holder Ted Walsh.

$75 individual tickets are going fast, with only a handful remaining and can be found here:

For businesses or individuals looking to sponsor the event at the $500-$5000+ level, the Payes have enlisted friends, VIPs, former teammates and 49er Alumni to create a weekend full of fun, including an intimate dinner Friday night and a family friendly, game themed barbeque on Saturday afternoon.

“So many of my fellow NFL Alumni, including Cliff Branch, Ted Walsh, John Macaulay, Brad Muster, have lost their homes in California fires in the last 2 years, so wildfire safety is an issue important to many of us. I’m glad to use my connections to help where I can and it is easy for me to get others to rally. We have some surprises for those who choose to join us for the entire weekend sponsorship and are planning activities for everyone to enjoy,” explains Paye.

Sponsorship levels can be found at the Fire Safe Council website here:

For details on sponsorships and the extended Red Zone weekend experience, please contact John Paye before September 3