MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan residents can now purchase a new license plate to show their support for the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced the availability of the plate Wednesday. The redesigned plate features bolder USA lettering and the phrase “Go Team USA” along the bottom.
For each sale of the $35 plate, $25 benefits student athletes training at the USOEC at NMU. When the plates are renewed, the additional $10 goes entirely to the USOEC.
The new plate replaces Michigan’s existing Olympic design that was introduced in 1995. Officials say more than 75,000 of the tax-deductible plates have been sold and renewed in the state, generating more than $2 million.
Michigan is one of 11 states to currently offer a license plate benefiting the U.S. Olympic program.
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