Wednesday would have been the 100th birthday of former Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. To honor the milestone, the foundation created in his name announced a major investment in the two places he called home.
The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation Wednesday announced a $200 million investment in parks and trails in Western New York and Southeast Michigan. The funds will be split evenly between the two regions and are being dedicated in honor of what would have been the 100th birthday of the former Buffalo Bills founder and owner.
For more than a half century, Ralph Wilson was a towering figure in the Western New York community as founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills, through good seasons and bad. His legacy is now captured in a WNED-TV documentary.
A newly-released report about youth sports participation in Western New York shows a lack of physical activity by many young people. But it also offers ideas on how to get kids more interested and involved with sports. It begins with a question for the children: "What do YOU want?"
WBFO's Michael Mroziak presents the first installment of his two-part series on the State of Play in Western New York.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's ambitious fundraising campaign to support its expansion plan got a financial boost Wednesday morning, when they officially announced a gift from the foundation named for the late founder and original owner of the Buffalo Bills.
The Ralph Wilson Foundation continued its generosity handing out one of the largest education gifts to date to Say Yes Buffalo. Mary Wilson delivered $2-million in funding to Say Yes for its college scholarship program. WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the leader of the city school district is hoping to apply for a future Foundation grant.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley talks with Dr. Kriner Cash & Mary Wilson regarding future grant applications.
The treatment and research of sports-related injuries in the Buffalo community has received a boost. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation has delivered a four million dollar gift to the University at Buffalo's Sports Medicine Department.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on Wilson Foundation gift to UB Sports Medicine.
In the continuing uncertainty of what will happen to the Buffalo Bills in the wake of owner Ralph Wilson's recent death, the team released a statement Thursday saying Wilson's widow Mary is now the controlling owner of the franchise.