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 Featured License Plate: UMass
Year Plate: 2013
Number of Plates on the Road: Just getting started
Funds Raised for Charity: Just getting started
Every year, the UMass Amherst Alumni Association presents major awards and over $90,000 in scholarships to outstanding students.
Proceeds from the UMass Amherst license plate support these scholarships and awards, as well as programs, workshops and networking events that add value to UMass Amherst degrees.
A non-profit organization, the Alumni Association represents and serves a network of more than 235,000 alumni worldwide, and is an active and powerful community that generates positive outcomes for the university.
Through campus traditions, alumni networks, professional development programs and volunteer opportunities, the Alumni Association creates an engaging environment that enriches the student and alumni experience.
The UMass Amherst mascot Sam the Minuteman is an integral part of the UMass license plate design, giving it patriotic school spirit. Sam is based on the Minuteman Statue in Lexington, MA, site of the first engagement of the American Revolution.
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