Buffalo Bills and Sabers partner Kim Pegola is undergoing treatment for undisclosed health issues.
Pegola’s family released a statement on Tuesday saying, “Kim is receiving medical attention following unexpected health issues. We are very grateful for the progress you have made over the past few days. He has an exceptional team of medical experts. in her side We ask that you keep Kim and our family in your prayers and we ask that you respect our need for privacy.
Pegula, 53, is the president and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment. She oversees the business operations of the Bills and Sabers and is the first woman to lead an NFL and NHL team.
Kim and Terry Pegula, 71, bought the Bills in 2014 after becoming owners of Sabers in 2011.
Kim Pegula has been a public advocate for increasing diversity in the NFL and NHL, and is a member of the NFL Workplace Diversity Committee. Pegula also serves on the NFL Super Bowl Committee, Major Events Advisory Committee, Business Enterprise Committee, and the NFL Foundation Committee.
Pegula was born in Seoul, South Korea, and adopted at the age of five by a Canadian family based in Fairport, New York, east of Rochester. She then attended Houghton College and lived her entire youth in Western New York.
Pegulas also owns the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League, the Rochester Knighthawks and the Rochester American of the AHL. A deal was reached this year on a new $1.4 billion stadium that will keep Bills in Orchard Park, New York, for the foreseeable future on a 30-year lease.
Together with Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Pegula family visited the site of the racist shooting that killed 10 people at an East Buffalo supermarket last month.
The Pegula family has five children: Jessica, Kelly, Matthew, Michael and Laura.
The family did not provide any further details on Kim Pegula’s condition.
“What?” said Bale coach Sean McDermott, who was signed by Pegolas in 2017. [Kim and Terry Pegula] You have done for me, my family, this team, this city and Western New York – just being there for them, each of us offering our prayers and support collectively and giving them the privacy they need, is important during this period. “
ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg contributed to this report.