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 over the next two weeks.
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 highlighted plate: Olympic Spirit
License Plate: Olympic Spirit
Year Plate Established: FY1997
Number of Plates on the Road: 864
Funds Raised for Charity: $ 604,175.00
By purchasing an Olympic license plate you will help prepare athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games; fund community and elite sport programs, and advance the Olympic Movement, promoting excellence, cultural respect, and peace. Proceeds from the sale of Olympic license plates are used by the United States Olympic Committee to provide Olympic and Paralympic Olympians and Olympic hopefuls from the Commonwealth with vital training programs that enhance competitive excellence.
The USOC spends significant time and resources preparing athletes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Elite athletes receive performance training on a daily basis at our Olympic Training Centers and Sites. Vital programs such as expert coaching, nutrition, recovery, and sport psychology are refined for each sport, all with the goal of building a strong and unified American Team.
In addition to providing support through these services, the USOC offers elite athletes direct funding to supplement their training needs. Last year the USOC provided more than $500,000 in performance and training grants to athletes from Massachusetts. Several sports were represented including gymnastics, ice hockey, Paralympic swimming, and rowing. At least 16 members of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Teams who competed in London last year hailed from the Bay State. What an amazing accomplishment!!!
The United States Olympic Committee is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation supported by generous Americans and American companies. Unlike many other nations, the United States Olympic Committee does not receive direct federal funding for athlete programs. The support of Americans, like you, makes a difference in the quality of services we provide Team USA. This support and the opportunity for our athletes to perform at their best is directly dependent upon the generosity of individuals like you. We sincerely appreciate your consideration of purchasing an Olympic license plate and joining the “Team Behind the Team” GO TEAM USA!!!!
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Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase posted on Aug 20
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Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule posted on Aug 19
MassDOT announced the successful opening of the new Morton Street Bridge in Mattapan more than a full day ahead of the already accelerated schedule. The original structurally deficient bridge carrying Morton Street over the MBTA commuter rail tracks closed on Friday, August 8 for final …Continue Reading Morton Street Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule