Kim Pegula, co-team owner of Bills and Sabres, dealing with 'some unexpected health issues,' family says

Kim Pegula, co-team owner of Bills and Sabres, dealing with ‘some unexpected health issues,’ family says

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Kim Pegula, the co-team owner of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabers, was hospitalized in Florida Tuesday for what her family described as “some unexpected health issues.”

The family did not exactly spell out what Pegula was dealing with but praised the medical team around her.

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FILE – Buffalo Bills owner Kim Pegula smiles before an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Orchard Park, NY
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“Kim Pegula is receiving medical care as a result of some unexpected health issues. We are very grateful for the progress she has made of the past few days,” the family said. “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.”

Bills head coach Sean McDermott also asked for prayers for the Pegula family on Tuesday at the start of mandatory minicamp.

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Head coach Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills looks on during pregame warm-ups prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on December 06, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York.

Head coach Sean McDermott of the Buffalo Bills looks on during pregame warm-ups prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium on December 06, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York.
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“We love them and more than anything, we just want to be there for them right now,” McDermott said. “I think if you just look at what they’ve done for western New York, what they’ve done for this organization, for the multiple organizations and companies that they own around here and then, personally, what they’ve done for me and my family, I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to repay them.”

Kim and her husband Terry Pegula bought the Sabers in February 2011 and the Bills in 2014. Kim Pegula, who was born in Seoul and later adopted by an American family, is one of the few minority sports team owners.

FILE - Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula looks on during warmups before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.

FILE – Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula looks on during warmups before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.
(AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

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Kim also serves as the president of both teams and is on the NFL’s workplace diversity committee and the NHL’s executive inclusion council.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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