Michigan will introduce Red Wings license plates within the next year

Per WXYZ’s Max White and MLive’s Andy Biolchini, Michigan sports fans will now be able to support their team with license places benefiting professional teams’ charities.

Here’s WXYZ’s White’s report:

You can now get your favorite Detroit sports team logo on a license plate in Michigan. Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 178 on Monday.

Senate Bill 178 was introduced by State Sen. Jim Stamas in February 2017 and would allow the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Michigan International Speedway to put their official logos on license plates.

“Michigan has incredible sports teams and I’m proud our residents can now display their support while donating to a worthy cause,” Snyder said.

And MLive’s Biolchini weighs in:

The Detroit team plates will join a list of fundraising license plates that the state offers — including Michigan’s public universities and various causes like breast cancer awareness and lighthouse preservation.

Proceeds from the sale of the fundraising plates will go to a charity designated for each of the sports teams.

For the Pistons, that’s the Come Together Foundation. The remaining Detroit teams have charities designated with their names: the Detroit Lions Charities, the Detroit Tigers Foundation and the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.

The new law requires the plates be available by August 2019.

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