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Seahawks, Sounders FC license plates available in 2014
RENTON — The Seahawks and Sounders FC license plates were revealed May 17 following the official bill signing ceremony with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.
The preliminary Seahawks plate is dominated by a 12 flag highlighted by a fading blue backdrop while the Sounders FC plate features the team’s signature rave green color with an iconic team scarf held by a fan. Both plates feature the individual team logos. The plates will be available to order by registered car owners in January 2014.
The preliminary license plate designs were submitted utilizing templates provided by the Department of Licensing (DOL).
The DOL will work with law enforcement to ensure readability. The designs will be finalized sometime this summer or early fall.
“The license plates are a distinctive way Seahawks and Sounders FC fans can display their passion and support local non-profits,” said Seahawks and Sounders FC president Peter McLoughlin.
Net proceeds from Seahawks plate sales will go to InvestED (www.invested.org) , a Seattle-based non-profit that partners with schools statewide to help students from low-income families pay for clothes, shoes, school activity cards, testing fees and other student needs.
The bulk of the proceeds from Sounders FC plate sales will benefit Washington State Mentors (www.wamentors.org), a public/private partnership based in Issaquah that provides grants and assistance to youth organizations across the state. A third non-profit, the Association of Washington Generals (www.wagenerals.org), will receive a smaller portion of the Sounders FC plate sales. The AWG recognizes outstanding individuals and promotes a variety of civic and veterans causes.
Added McLoughlin, “our thanks to the team of public officials, fans and non-profit groups that supported and help shepherd the bill through the State Legislature, especially Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen and Senators Tracey Eide and Curtis King.”
“To be able to leverage the passion and enthusiasm of Sounders FC fans to support mentoring programs all over the state is a win-win for everyone. I am thrilled with the support the bill received and look forward to sales in January”, says Lt. Governor Brad Owen, chair of Washington State Mentors.
Washington State Mentors will auction off several of the first 18 Sounders FC license plates at their annual Conversations on Mentoring Benefit Luncheon & Auction on September 20th. Mike Flood, Vice President of Community Relations, Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC, will accept the Lt. Governor’s “I Care About Kids” award at the event for all that he and the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC do for young people in our community.