Arizona drivers have 4 new specialty license plate options
Arizona drivers have four new specialty license plate options to choose from. Most of the revenue from those plates will go to different charitable causes.
The first plate says "Empowering Today’s Youth" and it benefits the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation. A "Supporting Arizona Education" plate is also available. Those plates benefit Scottsdale Charros, which has a special fund that provides scholarships and grants to eligible teachers and students to fund continuing education.
A third option features and benefits Thunderbirds Charities.
The final new design says "keep hearts beating." It's dedicated to congenital heart defect awareness and funds from those plates will benefit the Phoenix Children's Hospital Heart Center.
Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says some drivers have already started buying the new plates.
“For 4-H, there’s 46 plates already out," he said. "Thunderbirds already got 72 it looks like. Arizona education is really going crazy with almost 600 and then the congenital heart has 400 so there’s been some serious interest in some of these very quickly.”
The plates cost $25, and $17 of that goes to the chosen cause. Each Fiscal Year, specialty plate sales contribute more than $10 million to various causes and charities.
Specialty license plates can be purchased online.