ADOT offers PIR, Girl Scouts and Suns license plate designs

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX – Arizona drivers have a few more specialty license plates to choose from to help personalize and customize their vehicles.
 
The new plates include a Girls Youth Organization plate to support the Girl Scouts, an Arizona Motorsports Commemorative plate for Phoenix International Raceway and a redesigned Phoenix Suns plate.

Like many of Arizona's specialty license plates, these three support specific charities, according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Funds raised by the Girls Youth Organization license plate will provide enriching experiences in Arizona's Girl Scouts program, such as field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects and cultural exchanges.
 
"We are thrilled to have a Girl Scout license plate," said Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. "It's a great way for parents and alumnae to show their support and $17 of the proceeds goes directly back to local Girl Scouts. Each license plate is actually an investment in Arizona girls and our future."
 
Funds raised by the Phoenix International Raceway license plate will go to Motorsports Charities to provide resources and charitable support for children through education, medical treatment, dream experiences and volunteerism.
 
"We are thrilled to be able to help race fans show their NASCAR pride with this license plate and to support a great cause in the process," said PIR President Bryan R. Sperber. "The idea for a custom plate was spurred by fan requests, so we are proud to make this available to them. The plates also create a wonderful legacy from our 50th Anniversary that will last well beyond this year."
 
The redesigned Phoenix Suns plate will continue to support Phoenix Suns Charities for youth education and development, college scholarship programs and community development.
 
Each specialty license plate has an annual fee of $25 fee (non-personalized) and $50 (personalized) with $17 going to support the charities.
 
Anyone with the old plate Phoenix Suns plate can request the new plate design for a $5 replacement fee. However, the redesigned plate has six characters instead of the seven that are on the current Suns plate. So those with a personalized Suns plate with seven characters would not be able to transfer their personalization to the new design. They can reapply for the new design, but would have to start the application process from the beginning. The older, original Phoenix Suns license plate design is still valid for use.

The specialty plates are available with a disability symbol.
 
Vehicle owners can purchase the new plates at any MVD or Authorized Third Party office location or online at http://servicearizona.com.

For more information, visit www.azdot.gov/mvd.