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|Cubs Fans Have One More Way to Show Team Support
|(IRN)-Cubs fans, they're here! Chicago Cubs permanent Illinois license plates. The Cubbie Blue license plates, which feature the Cubs logo, are now available for pre-purchase online and will be sent out March 1. Random number plates will also be available at the Chicago Auto Show beginning Feb. 10.
"For many years I played in the wonderful Chicago Cubs organization as a center fielder," White said. "I feel a special bond and history with the team. I am not alone. The Chicago Cubs are a legendary franchise and boast of diehard fans throughout the country who will be excited to show their team spirit and support education with these plates."
Twenty-five dollars from each license plate goes to the Professional Sports Team Education Fund and is earmarked for the Common School Fund which supports schools throughout the state.
Ernie Banks, known as "Mr. Cub," helped unveil the design at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. "We have a great organization," Banks said. "We're looking forward to a wonderful year and I think this is just going to be a wonderful, wonderful thing."
The Cubs are the second professional team in Illinois to introduce vanity plates. White says about 5,000 Chicago Blackhawks plates have been sold since they were offered late last year. Like the Cubs plates, $25 from each plate sale will go to the Common School Fund. White says they are working with other professional teams including the White Sox, Bulls and Bears to create plates of their own. He adds that down the road St. Louis Cardinals plates may be made available, but only to Cardinals fans residing in Illinois.
The cost to purchase Cubs plates varies, but an existing registered vehicle with plates that do not expire within 90 days would set one back $69.
(Source: Illinois Radio Network)
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