Former Detroit Tiger great Vic Wertz dreamed of completely funding the Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games. In 1982, Wertz’s dream became reality when he founded the Wertz Warriors. The Wertz Warriors team consists of snowmobile riders and support crew members from across the state of Michigan. The Wertz Warriors trek across Michigan in an annual 900-mile snowmobile endurance ride to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan. Since their first ride in 1982, the Wertz Warriors have raised more than $11.2 million to support the Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games.