Kim Bekula, co-owner of Buffalo Pills and Sappers, is being treated for unpublished heath problems.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the Begula family said, “Kim is receiving medical treatment for some unexpected health problems. We are very grateful for the progress he has made over the past few days. He has an exceptional team of medical professionals. . “
Bekula, 53, is the president and CEO of Bekula Sports and Entertainment. She oversees the business operations of Bills and Sappers and is the first female chair of both the NFL and the NHL Group.
Kim and Terry Begula, 71, bought the bills in 2014 after becoming owners of Sabers in 2011.
Kim Bekula has been a public advocate for increasing diversity in the NFL and NHL, and she sits on the NFL’s Workplace Diversity Committee. Begula also serves on the NFL’s Super Bowl and Major Events Advisory Board, Business Initiatives Committee and NFL Foundation Board.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Bekula was adopted by a Canadian family at the age of 5 in Fairford, New York, east of Rochester. He then attended Houghton College and lived his early life in western New York.
Begulas also owns the Buffalo Panties and Rochester Nighthawks of the National Lacrosse League and the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The contract for the new $ 1.4 billion stadium, which holds a 30-year lease on bills at Orchard Park in New York, was reached this year.
Begulas, along with Commissioner Roger Koodal, visited the site of the racist shooting that killed 10 people at an eastern buffalo supermarket last month.
Begulas has five children: Jessica, Kelly, Matthew, Michael and Laura.
The family did not provide further details about Kim Bekula’s health, and neither team provided additional comments.
Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN contributed to this report.