Buffalo Bills team co-owner Kim Pegula, experiencing unexpected medical issues, is currently undergoing treatment for those health problems, the team announced in a statement on Tuesday. The statement withheld information about Pegula’s specific condition, asking to respect the Pegula family’s privacy, but noted that she’s being treated by a team of medical experts, and asked for prayers and well-wishes to the family as she continues her treatment.
Here is the full statement:
“Kim Pegula is receiving medical care as a result of some unexpected health issues. We are very grateful for the progress she has made over the past few days. She has an exceptional team of medical experts at her side. We ask that you keep Kim and our family in your prayers and ask that you respect our need for privacy.”
It is unclear where Pegula, 53, is being treated, as she has home in Western New York and South Florida.
Pegula is also a co-owner of the Buffalo Sabres, and operates in the role of President to both the Bills and the Sabres. She also owns the Buffalo Bandits and Rochester Knighthawks National Lacrosse League franchises. She is a member of the NFL’s Super Bowl and Major Events Advisory Committee, the Business Ventures Committee, and the NFL Foundation Committee. She is also the President and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which owns and manages various other sports franchises and business ventures in Western New York. Originally born in South Korea, Pegula was adopted and raised in Fairport, NY, marrying Terry Pegula in 1993. The pair purchased the Bills in 2014.
Bills’ head coach Sean McDermott met the media before the team’s mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and shared his thoughts on the situation:
“Our thoughts and our prayers are with them. What they’ve done for me, my family, this team and this city.... all of us collectively offer our prayers and support, ”said McDermott to open the presser while advocating for the family’s privacy.