On Friday, a half hour special detailing the life of football and charitable works of Buffalo Bills founder Ralph Wilson Jr. will air on local TV in Western New York. Fans can find the show on WNED-TV (Channel 17) at 8 p.m.
The tribute to Wilson will detail the founding of the football team, talk about the fondness Wilson had for the city of Buffalo, and will also tie in the Wilson family’s many charitable endeavors around western New York before and after his passing.
The tribute features interviews from the Super Bowl-era Bills like Marv Levy, Jim Kelly, and Thurman Thomas, executives from other team, NFL Comissioner Rodger Goodell, and some Buffalo media members also give testimonials about Wilson during the program.
Bills fans who watch the program will certainly have even more respect for the Wilson name when the program shows what the Ralph Wilson Foundation is doing with the $1.4 billion they warned from selling the Bills is going towards. Most of the money is being put right back into Western New York and Wilson’s native Detroit.
New Era Cap and Five Star Bank funded the documentary.