Washington drivers can soon show their support of the reigning WNBA champions on their license plate, while helping youth leadership and sports programs at the same time.
The Seattle Storm license plates will be the first ones to feature a professional women’s sports team for the state.The bill was sponsored by Rep. Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue, and received bi-partisan support.
“Staunch advocates of expanding opportunities for women and girls, the Storm is grateful for the legislature’s recognition and partnership,” Alisha Valavanis, CEO and general manager of the reigning, three-time WNBA champions, said.
The special license plates will cost an initial $40 fee and will cost $30 to renew, in addition to standard vehicle registration taxes and fees.
The new license plates will benefit the Washington State Legislative Youth Advisory Council and the Association of Washington Generals to provide grants for athletic and recreational opportunities for women and girls.
The Washington State Department of Licensing has more than 60 license plate designs. The Seattle Sounders, Mariners and Seahawks are featured on license plate designs that support organizations like Mentor Washington, InvestEd and the Association of Washington Generals.