Show Your Pats Pride On Your License PlateSep 21, 2018 12:17PM ● By Linda Ditch
Attention all Patriots fans: Are you ready to get your team license-plate decal? In August, Governor Chris Sununu signed a bill allowing New Hampshire residents to buy New England Patriots decals for their license plates. They’re expected to be available sometime in October and will raise funds for the team’s charitable foundation.
When Governor Sununu signed the bill in August making the decals possible, he told the Concord Monitor, “It’s great—we’re an incredibly charitable state, and to be able to sit here today and talk about a bill that just accentuates that giving spirit, I have no doubt we’re going to do everything from selling a lot of license plates to shining a lot of light, if you will, on a lot of these nonprofits.”
According to Elizabeth Bielecki, director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, you will need to get a special five-digit license plate from your town office or the state DMV. Then you can purchase the decal from the Patriots Foundation to place to the left side of the numerals. The decal features the team’s logo along with “5X Champions” to honor their five Super Bowl wins.
The same bill also okayed decals from a number of other charitable organizations. These include the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts, the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition, Granite Pathways, the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Association, Friends of the Hampton Falls Bandstand Inc., Seacoast Youth Services, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, New England Donor Services Inc., Sophia’s Fund, and the University System of New Hampshire, which will provide decals for Granite State College, Keene State College, and Plymouth State University.
These decals will be displayed like previously approved stickers, such as the ones for veterans, firefighters, the Rotary Club, and the University of New Hampshire. Using the decals is a more cost-effective way to allow license plates to represent drivers’ interests and to raise money for good causes without having to make individual plates representing each organization.