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September 2013 is 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

To learn more about all plates in Massachusetts, please visit

RMV Plate Jimmy Fund

License Plate: Red Sox Jimmy Fund Charity Plate

Year Plate: 2003

Number of Plates on the Road: 38,052

Funds Raised for Charity: $ 7,418,617.50

Show your colors with a Red Sox/Jimmy Fund license plate.

Proceeds are divided equally between the Red Sox Foundation, which is the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, and the Jimmy Fund, which supports patient care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

This charity plate costs $40. Under state charity plate guidelines, $28 of the purchase price will be distributed to the two nonprofit charities. The remaining $12 is retained by the state of Massachusetts to cover the one-time-only cost of manufacturing the charity plate.

You can automatically renew your charity plate every two years for $40 with proceeds divided equally between the Jimmy Fund and Red Sox Foundation.

Your new charity plate and registration will be mailed to you by the state Registry of Motor Vehicles within 10 business days.

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