Post Content

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

RMV Plate Bruins Youth Hockey

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

Written By:

Recent Posts

Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking posted on Aug 1

Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials, residents and business owners to celebrate the opening of the new Beverly Commuter Rail parking garage. The garage will be open for customers beginning at the start of commuter rail service tomorrow, Saturday, August 2. “When   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking

Boston-Everett: Alford Street Bridge Opens posted on Aug 1

Boston-Everett: Alford Street Bridge Opens

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola today joined state and local officials to announce the Route 99 Alford Street Bridge over the Mystic River connecting Charleston and Everett is now open and operating at full capacity. The $56.1 million project included rehabilitation of the structural, mechanical   …Continue Reading Boston-Everett: Alford Street Bridge Opens

NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car posted on Jul 31

NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and partners today are raising awareness about heatstroke, one of the leading causes of death among children. The NHTSA says at least 17 children have already died this year from vehicular heatstroke. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash   …Continue Reading NHTSA Safety Reminder: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car