Buffalo, New York – Buffalo Bills and Sabers co-owner Kim Pegula is “progressing well” as she manages her health, according to a statement shared by the Pegula family, and she is currently “resting and rehabilitating.”
The family initially confirmed that Pegula was receiving medical treatment on June 14 due to “unexpected health problems”.
“We are grateful to the medical professionals who provide her care and to everyone for their prayers and good wishes,” the Pegola family continued in a statement on Tuesday. “We ask that you please continue to respect our need for privacy during this time.”
Pegula, 53, is the president and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, and president and co-owner of Bills and Sabers. She oversees the commercial operations of both teams and is the first woman to head both an NFL and NHL team.
Kim and Terry Pegula, 71, bought the bills in 2014 for $1.4 billion after becoming owners of Sabers in 2011. They reside in both Florida and Buffalo with Kim initially being admitted to a Florida hospital earlier this month.
She is a member of the NFL Workplace Diversity Committee. Pegula has also served on the Super Bowl and NFL Major Events Advisory Committee, the Business Ventures Committee, and the NFL Foundation, as well as co-chairing the NHL’s Executive Inclusion Board. She has been an advocate of diversity in both tournaments.
Pegulas also owns the National Lacrosse League’s Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Nighthawks and Rochester American, the Sabers’ American hockey league. An agreement was reached this year on a $1.4 billion playground for Bells in Orchard Park, New York, that includes a 30-year lease.
“We all pray for them, and we appreciate everyone in the community who prays for them too,” quarterback Josh Allen He said earlier this month. “[Kim’s] She did so much for our organization, and we all love her so much. Once again, as a team we say our prayers, and we ask that you do the same for us, please.”
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