Proceeds to benefit the Tim Vertrees Softball Scholarship


On January 18, 2019 the UAW local 652 lost a union brother unexpectedly in a snowmobile accident. Tim Vertrees was a dedicated General Motors employee and union member for 24 years at LGR.

During his spare time Tim helped coach the JR Orioles of Charlotte. My family has organized a Softball Scholarship in his honor. The local 602 Strike Committee and the family of Tim Vertrees (Joel Gamez) have collaborated to assist in raising money for the first annual Tim Vertrees Charlotte High School Softball Scholarship.

Please help show your support by purchasing a UAW shirt (Tim’s initials are printed on the sleeve in his memory), proceeds will go towards the Tim Vertrees Softball Scholarship.


Shirts are printed each week as ordered, please allow up to one week for your shirt to be printed and either given to Joel Gamez to pick up at the Delta Plant, or to ship out via First Class Mail. Shipping withing Michigan takes between 2-3 days, and shipping outside of Michigan may add a day or two. Please feel free to email us any questions at or to coordinate your pickup with Joel Gamez at the Delta Plant, please call or text 517-775-8284. Thank you for supporting this Scholarship fund in memory of Tim Vertrees.