According to the Buffalo News, in celebration of what would have been the late Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson's 100th Birthday, The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has announced that the Foundation will give LaSalle Park the largest Philanthropic Gift it has ever given in WNY to the tune of $100M.

The park will also be re-named 'The Ralph Wilson Jr. Centennial Park'.  The name is more than fitting, based on the Ralph Wilson Foundation donating the $100M Gift in conjunction with Mr. Wilson's 100th Birthday.

Ralph Wilson Jr. was from Detroit, which will also benefit in the amount of another $100M being gifted to Riverfront Park and connect trails in Southeast Michigan, according to the Buffalo News.


Mary Wilson, Ralph Wilson's widow, said this,

"We are proud and honored to celebrate Ralph's birthday today with a lasting gift that matches in scale the passion and pride he had for his hometown of Detroit and 'adopted' hometown of Buffalo, where he founded and owned the Buffalo Bills.  Ralph was committed to exercise, staying active and enjoying life," she said. "It would make Ralph so happy to see people of all ages enjoying these enhanced parks and trails for years to come."

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