TIL Little Caesars and Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch quietly paid Rosa Park's rent for more than a decade after she was robbed in her home and forced to move to a safer but more expensive part of Detroit
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.
Wayne State Reveals Details of Mike Ilitch Donation
Wayne State University made it official late last week. Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars owner Mike Ilitch will give the school $40 million to build the Mike Ilitch School of business. Plans for the new building, to be constructed near the new entertainment district and the Red Wings' new arena, include classrooms, lab space and faculty offices.
A proud Mike Ilitch says he is just a part of the community
Mike Ilitch, founder of Little Caesars Pizza and owner of Tigers and Red Wings, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in Detroit, according to multiple news sources. He was 87. #pizzapizza #littlecaesars #DetroitRedWings #DetroitTigers #NHL #NBA #Restinpeace #grief #Grievance