2008 RYDER CUP LICENSE PLATES NOW AVAILABLE IN KENTUCKY
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky drivers can show their support for the 2008 Ryder Cup by purchasing a specialty license plate created for the international event, in which the best golfers in America compete against the best from Europe. It will be held Sept. 16-21 at Valhalla Golf Club, in Louisville.
Owners of vehicles registered in Kentucky can purchase the plates for $44 apiece. The fee includes $10 to benefit Kentucky First Tee, a charity of the World Golf Foundation. The plates are now available at county clerk offices throughout the commonwealth.
“This is a great opportunity for Kentuckians to show their support for the Ryder Cup while making a contribution to a great cause at the same time,” said Gov. Steve Beshear.
The First Tee is an initiative dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop through golf and character education. It teaches the life-enhancing values of honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. Kentucky has First Tee chapters in Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro and at Pine Mountain in Eastern Kentucky. Funds raised through sales of the special plate will be distributed equally to the four chapters.
"The Ryder Cup is a true celebration of all that is good about the game of golf," said PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Joe Steranka. "This commemorative license plate provides Kentuckians with the opportunity to display their pride in hosting this match, but more importantly provides funds to assist the work of Kentucky PGA Section Professionals in making the game available to young people throughout the Commonwealth through the Kentucky First Tee. The work at Kentucky's four chapters of The First Tee will enrich the lives of countless young people."
Jerry Anglin, acting commissioner for vehicle regulation in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, said the Kentucky Sports Authority had 1,042 paid orders in hand when it applied for approval of the specialty plate. “This could very easily be one of the best-selling Kentucky specialty plates of all time,” Anglin said.
For information, contact the Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing, 502-564-5301.
EDITORS NOTE: High resolution jpeg of the license plate is available by contacting Terry Hasseltine.