Wertz Warriors Statewide Civic Partners
The Wertz Warriors 33rd annual Snowmobile Endurance Ride is February 2-8, 2014!
Thank you Wertz Warriors!
The Wertz Warriors... one man's dream transformed into reality.
Vic Wertz, a former Detroit Tiger and Michigan Hall of Fame member, had a dream, "to completely underwrite the Special Olympics Michigan Inc. (SOMI) State Winter Games." So, in 1981 he set out and succeeded to enlist many of his friends to help him with his dream. Together they considered a variety of ways to generate the money needed to fund the Winter Games for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.
Their idea was to create an endurance snowmobile ride throughout northern Michigan. The ride would not only raise funds for SOMI, but it would help create awareness for those with intellectual disabilities. Since 1982, the Wertz Warriors have raised over $8.8 million for SOMI. Each year, warriors ride over 900 miles as they journey across northern Michigan.
Take the ride of a lifetime
Be a part of the ride that changes lives. The Wertz Warriors are looking for riders to join the cause. Riders who participate will enjoy the seven-day ride touring northern Michigan, be a part of the Opening Ceremony at the SOMI State Winter Games, and will have gas and most meals provided. Riders must meet a fundraising commitment to participate. Anyone interested can contact the Wertz Warriors at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (586) 954-9770.
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Support the Wertz Warriors
If you would like to make a donation to support the Wertz Warriors' efforts, please click here to make an online donation or mail your donation to: Wertz Warriors, PO Box 1132, Mount Clemens, MI 48046. You can also make a donation to the Wertz Warriors by text. Just text "SOMI WERTZ" to the number 52000 to make a $5 donation.
Michigan Moose Association
The Michigan Moose Association is a proud supporter of the Wertz Warriors and Special Olympics Michigan. Members across the state raise money for the Wertz Warriors that helps Special Olympics Michigan athletes. Michigan Moose Association is part of a World Wide Private Fraternal Organization of over 1.1 Million Men and Women working through fellowship to create a safe and friendly place for its members while working together with their City Leaders to help build their Communities.
Coming Soon, REV IT UP RIDE...
On Friday, May 30, 2014, the Michigan Moose Association will be partnering with the Wertz Warriors and Special Olympics Michigan to host the 5th Annual Rev It Up Ride. Riders from across Michigan will meet in Mt. Pleasant and participate in the Closing Ceremony at the SOMI State Summer Games. For more information about the Michigan Moose Association, please visit www.mimoose.org.
Michigan Moose Association is part of a World Wide Private Fraternal Organization of over 1.1 Million Men and Women working through fellowship to create a safe and friendly place for its members while working together with their City Leaders to help build their Communities. The association is a supporter of the Wertz Warriors. Members raise money for the Wertz Warriors that helps Special Olympics Michigan athletes.
- 12/14: Stoney Creek Wertz Warriors Auction (Onaway)
- 1/9: Law Enforcement Torch Run Kickoff Conference (Acme)
- 1/11: 2014 Brighton Polar Plunge (Brighton)
- 1/18: 2014 Lake City Polar Plunge (Lake City)
- 1/18: 2014 Battle Creek Polar Plunge (Battle Creek)
- 1/19: 2014 Monroe Polar Plunge (Monroe)
- 2/1: 2014 Jackson/Clarklake Polar Plunge (Clarklake)
- 2/4: 2014 State Winter Games