In his four cracks at the Web.com Tour, NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice missed the cut three times and withdrew once, but he plans to stick around over Super Bowl weekend in San Francisco to watch some football and play some golf with you.
His pledged presence is part of a bespoke travel package now on offer through the Black Bottle Winery, a high-end Napa Valley property, which has found a way to pair Super Bowl 50 with the golfer widely known as the greatest wide receiver of all-time.
Priced at $200,000 for two people, the Super Bowl Experience with Jerry Rice includes exactly that: tickets to the big game and some quality time with number 80. But that’s not all.
Upon arrival (those winging in from outside the Bay Area will receive $2,000 towards airfare) you’ll be whisked off by tinted-window transportation to a swish wine country retreat, the start of an extravaganza that will stretch across five nights.
Along the way, you’ll enjoy time at a Napa Valley villa; dinners at La Toque and the French Laundry; a vertical tasting of Black Bottle wines; and visits to such hush-hush Napa wineries as Harlan Estates.
You’ll also receive lot of swag, including a bottle of Black Bottle cabernet sauvignon, which sells for $1,000 but not at restaurants or retail shops (the only way to buy one is to land on an exclusive allocation list).
Other things you get that you can’t pick up at Bev Mo include a 49ers helmet, signed by Rice; and a custom 18-liter bottle, valued at $48,000 and emblazoned with a commemorative Super Bowl logo, you-know-who’s autograph, and a list of fun-facts from his long career.
Since hanging up his cleats, Rice has spent a lot of time in spikes. The guy can play. You’ll get to see as much when you peg it with him at a private course whose name has been withheld to help preserve the privacy of your game. Then, of course, there’s that other game.
Come Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, you’ll be transported by helicopter from Napa Valley to Levi’s Stadium. Along with two prime tickets, you’ll get VIP passes to three private Super Bowl parties. You’ll also get onto the field during a pre-game visit and photo session with your pal, Jerry. That is, if you’re not sick of him by then.
A portion of the $200,000 price tag will go toward Jerry Rice’s charity; another portion will go to a charity of the purchaser’s choice. For more information, contact Mark Russo at 415-806-4625, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.