Buffalo Bills and Sabers owner Kim Pegula receives medical care for what his family described Tuesday as “unexpected health problems.”
A statement from Pegula’s family said they were grateful for the progress she had made over the past few days, adding that she had “a special team of medical professionals near her.”
But the statement did not specify the nature of the medical problems and asked to respect the need for family privacy. It is also unclear where he is being treated, as the Pegulas have homes in Buffalo and southern Florida.
Pegula celebrated her 53rd birthday last week, and is the wife of Terry Pegula, who turned her natural gas wealth into a Buffalo sports state. The family also asked people to keep Kim and the Pegula family in their prayers.
Pegulas started buying Sabers in February 2011, a year after Terry Pegula sold Royal Dutch Shell his $ 4.7 billion natural gas mining rights. Pegulas then bought the Bills on behalf of the owner and founder Ralph Wilson in 2014 for the then recorded amount of $ 1.4 billion.
Kim Pegula is the president of both teams and serves on various NFL and NHL committees.
Orphaned after being born in South Korea, Kim was adopted by Ralph and Marilyn Kerr in 1974 and grew up in Fairport, New York. She is Terry Pegula’s second wife.