September 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Registry of Motor Vehicles Special Plate program, established by the legislature as an opportunity for charitable organizations to raise funds through a dedicated license plate.
In recognition of the anniversary, the MassDOT blog is sharing the story of some of the nearly 20 special plates.
To sign up for a special license plate today, please visit www.MassRMV.com
To learn more about all plates in Massachusetts, please visit http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/Portals/16/docs/manuals/PassengerPlatesManual2012.pdf
Today’s License Plate: Bruins- Invest in Youth Hockey
Year Plate: 2003
Number of Plates on the Road: 9,507
Funds Raised for Charity: $1,208,486.00
In December of 1999, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch – then a state senator – and Bruins President Harry Sinden joined former Mass Hockey President Dan Esdale at Murphy Rink in South Boston to announce the filing of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature to create a new license plate to benefit Mass Youth Hockey.
Following his election to the United State Congress, Lynch continued to push for the bill’s passage. Finally in 2002, Congressman Lynch and Sinden along with Senator Guy Glodis, Senator Jack Hart and Representative Marty Walsh prevailed and the Bruins “Invest in Youth Hockey” license plate was on the road.
Money raised through the “Invest in Youth Hockey” initiative has helped pay for the Border Patrol Program, which directly benefits the youngest skaters.
The funds raised by the plates have also been used to:
Support individual town programs
Raise awareness of the parental and spectator conduct code
Benefit the youth amputee program
Defer costs related to the installation of equipment for hearing impaired players
Help with the establishment of programs for autistic players
Finance summer hockey camp scholarships for players who are foster children with the Mass. Dept. of Social Services
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