Michigan unveils Detroit pro team license plates

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You've been able to drive with your favorite charity, university, or military affiliation on your license plate in Michigan for years. You can now drive with your favorite professional Detroit team.

The Michigan Secretary of State's Office announced Tuesday that it is now selling license plates for the Lions, Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings. 

Like the state's nearly 30 other optional specialty plates for universities and special causes, they will cost $35 up front and $10 to renew each year, with most of the revenue benefiting the team's charitable foundations.

For instance, if you buy the Lions in Honolulu Blue & Silver, your donation will support Detroit Lions Charities. 

The charity helps in underserved communities and works with local non-profits to raise awareness and funding for these organizations, prioritizing critical needs in the community, with an emphasis on youth development, access and opportunity, and social justice initiatives in Detroit.

Or, let's say you're a Pistons fan. You can support the Detroit Pistons Foundation which gives out funds for charitable causes in the Detroit area. 

The Tigers plates benefit the Detroit Tigers Foundation which helps enrich lives through the game of baseball and focus on youth, education, and recreation.

The Red Wings plates raise money for the Detroit Red Wings Foundation which introduces children and adults to hockey, the importance of education and the benefits of living a healthy, active lifestyle.

Fundraising plates can only be used on passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans and motor homes. Motorcycles and trailers aren’t eligible for these plates.

You can order yours now online, by mail, or at any Secretary of State office and you'll get it 14 days later.

To buy a Lions plate by mail, complete and print the Detroit Lions Plate Order Form.

To buy Pistons a plate by mail, complete and print the Detroit Pistons Plate Order Form.

To buy a Tigers plate by mail, complete and print the Detroit Tigers Plate Order Form.

To buy a Red Wings plate by mail, complete and print the Detroit Red Wings Plate Order Form.

To order a plate online or to check personalized plate availability, visit CARS e-Services.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.