Published 2:28 p.m. ET April 16, 2019 |
Lansing – fans of four Detroit professional sports teams can now support them – and their charities – while driving the roads.
Michigan State Secretary Jocelyn Benson, staff executives and some of their legends on Tuesday unveiled four new license plates every Tuesday, containing a logo of the Lions, Pistons, Red Wings or Tigers.
Like almost 30 other optional specialty plates for universities and for special reasons, they will cost $ 35 ahead and $ 10 to be renewed each year, with most of the income benefiting charitable foundations of staff.
“Together, these teams will provide funding for millions of dollars in programs that affect the lives of many young people in our state and who will all be proud of where we live,” said Benson during news conference in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena, where the Red Wing and the Pistons play. Hall of Fame was taking off for Al Kaline, a worldwide receiver, Herman Moore and former goal-goalkeeper Chris Osgood among those present.
The creation of staff license plates was required under the law of 2018. All staff charities paid a 22,000 state fee to cover the cost of developing the fundraising plates and adding them to computer systems and advertising materials.
The charities support causes such as physical fitness, nutrition, cancer prevention, free tickets for low-income children, and reform youth basketball courts and baseball parks.
The supporters of the law have said that while the staff are well known, most people do not know about their charities.
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