Kim Pegula receives honor at Council of Korean Americans National Summit

Posted Oct 21, 2017

Buffalo Bills Owner Kim Pegula was an honored guest at the third annual Council of Korean Americans National Summit and Gala on Saturday evening.

Buffalo Bills Owner Kim Pegula, had an opportunity to get back to her roots on Saturday evening, as she attended the Council of Korean Americans National Summit and Gala in Washington, D.C. The third annual event, held at the Ronald Reagan Building, provides Korean Americans with a chance to reflect on key issues and to celebrate their many contributions to the United States. Bringing together a variety of game-changers, the collaborative event gives attendees an outlet to continue to make a difference.

One of five honored guests, Pegula was invited to participate in a question and answer session, where she could share her unique perspective as the owner of a NFL franchise with the group.

“Being able to connect with my heritage, to share my love of sports and the Buffalo community [is great],” said Pegula. I now have an opportunity to reconnect, relearn and appreciate where I came from.”

Humbled by the honor, Pegula, who was born in South Korea and grew up in the United States, also reflected on her upbringing and explained how her life experiences and passion for sports led her to where she is today.

“You don’t know where life is going to take you,” said Pegula. “This was a path that I didn’t spell out or anticipate. In life, anything can happen.”

An entrepreneur, leader in the sports industry and community advocate, Pegula is hopeful that her story – one of hard work and perseverance – can provide inspiration and guidance for others who are looking to make a similar impact.

 “We’re trying to provide opportunities and growth to all,” she explained. “The game and the sports industry is something that we can all learn from and we can all appreciate.”

Using her platform to help others, Pegula and the Buffalo Bills are working to provide additional opportunities for Asian Americans through an internship program, which will begin next season.