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Mike Illich Means More to Detroit than Just Sports

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

In a recent Forbes article, Mike Illich was named as the best owner in the National Hockey League. However, this should come as no surprise to followers of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, as they have seen him take their teams from very dark times and, through skillful management, built one into a dynasty and the other into a team that fights to win every year.

But Mike Illich's impact on the city of Detroit goes deeper than just sports; he supports the city through his vast system of charities, causes, and restaurants. Illich has single handedly begun the restoration of Detroit with funds from his own pocket; he is a true "Favorite Son" of the c...

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