The event will be held at the fieldhouse that bears his name, this coming Saturday from 1 pm until 4 pm. Lots will open at 12 noon. Tailgating will not be allowed.
During his 95 years, Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson went from fan to "Foolish Club" member to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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In 1959, Wilson founded the Bills in helping establish the upstart American Football League, whose owners were dubbed "The Foolish Club" for having the chutzpah to challenge the NFL. Some five years later, Wilson played an influential role in the framework for the merger of the leagues. He was the only owner the team ever had.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1918, Wilson moved to Detroit three years later when his father, Ralph Wilson Sr., took a sales job at an auto dealership. While based there, he continued to contribute to the Western New York community and was steadfast in refusing to sell or move the team to a more lucrative larger media market.
. He is survived by wife Mary, daughters Christy Wilson-Hofmann, who serves as a Bills consultant, and Edith Wilson. There's also niece Mary Owen, who serves on several NFL committees while working as the team's executive vice president of strategic planning,
Since his death the team has been operating in a trust set up by his estate
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