New York State has been one of the bigger victim states among the COVID-19 outbreak, with there being over 30,000 cases of the virus in the state. Western New York will now receive aid at the help of Buffalo Bills and Sabres’ owners Terry and Kim Pegula.
The co-owners, and husband and wife have agreed to pledge $1.2 million to help the area of Western New York against this virus pandemic.
Terry and Kim Pegula have announced at least $1.2 million in community aid to be provided to WNYers in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) March 25, 2020
This is an act of kindness and sympathy to help everyone who is being affected by COVID-19, including being diagnosed with it, being put into self-quarantine and being laid off by their jobs. They are the latest franchise owners to announce that they will be helping to fight the trend of this virus.
Earlier this month, the Pegulas received backlash as they originally were not going to pay their employees who work at KeyBank Center, where the Buffalo Sabres play. They wanted to see how this pandemic would play out and with New York on the worse end of this, including a state shutdown, this is the right move by the Pegulas.