May 2, 2011 3:49 PM by John Romero
DENVER-Colorado sports fans will soon have the option of showing their team spirit with Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets specialty license plates.
House Bill 1316, sponsored by State Rep. Kevin Priola, creates both the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets license plates. If the bill is adopted, Coloradans could purchase the specialty plates by paying the normal motor vehicle fees, a one-time fee of $25 and a donation of $45 to Kroenke Sports Charities, the official charity of the Nuggets and Avalanche.
"With this measure, Colorado sports fans can show their pride for two of their favorite teams, and make a difference by donating to an organization that does a great deal for the community," said Priola, R-Henderson.
Kroenke Sports Charities and the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche Community Funds have donated more than $15.5 million in contributions to Colorado charities throughout Colorado, including youth sports, health and recreation initiatives.
"I'm pretty sure the only people who are opposed to this bill are Red Wings fans," Priola joked.
House Bill 1316 will be heard next in House Appropriations Committee.