Mr. Michael Ilitch - founder of Little Caesars pizza, owner of the Red Wings & Tigers, can't say enough about the wonderful things this man has done for Michigan

Mr. Michael Ilitch - founder of Little Caesars pizza, owner of the Red Wings & Tigers, can't say enough about the wonderful things this man has done for Michigan

Mike Ilitch holds up his new uniform after taking the field at Tiger Stadium as the team's new owner Free Press | freep.com

Mike Ilitch holds up his new uniform after taking the field at Tiger Stadium as the team's new owner Free Press | freep.com

Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, and Little Caesars Pizza

Mike Ilitch, owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, and Little Caesars Pizza

Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch raises the Stanley Cup to the delight of the team. Red Wings win the game 3-2 and the Stanley Cup, June 4, 2008. ( The Detroit News / John T. Greilick )

Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch raises the Stanley Cup to the delight of the team. Red Wings win the game 3-2 and the Stanley Cup, June 4, 2008. ( The Detroit News / John T. Greilick )

Mike Ilitch owner of Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers and co-founder of Little Caesers Pizza, is from Detroit, Michigan.

Mike Ilitch owner of Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers and co-founder of Little Caesers Pizza, is from Detroit, Michigan.

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 15: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings wears a patch to honor owner Mike Ilitch after he passed away February 10th while playing the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena on February 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 15: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings wears a patch to honor owner Mike Ilitch after he passed away February 10th while playing the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena on February 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 15: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings wears a patch to honor owner Mike Ilitch after he passed away February 10th while playing the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena on February 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 15: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings wears a patch to honor owner Mike Ilitch after he passed away February 10th while playing the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena on February 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Those who knew Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, have spent the past few days fondly remembering his impact on friends, on Detroit residents, and on the sports community.

Those who knew Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, have spent the past few days fondly remembering his impact on friends, on Detroit residents, and on the sports community.

As the world continues mourning former Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, who died on Feb. 11 at age 87, we’re being reminded of just how far his kindness and goodwill extended.  In particular, there’s a story that’s resurfaced that tells of the lengths Ilitch went to in assisting Rosa Parks

As the world continues mourning former Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, who died on Feb. 11 at age 87, we’re being reminded of just how far his kindness and goodwill extended. In particular, there’s a story that’s resurfaced that tells of the lengths Ilitch went to in assisting Rosa Parks

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