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New plates let White Sox fans go to bat for education

New permanent Wite Sox license plate / phofrom Sec. State's office

New permanent Wite Sox license plate / photo from Sec. of State's office

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Updated: August 23, 2011 12:45PM

White Sox fans can now flash a little team pride on the roadways, while assisting public education in Illinois.

Along with legendary White Sox players Minnie Minoso and Bill “Moose” Skowron, Sec. of State Jesse White unveiled the new White Sox permanent Illinois license plate, a black plate features the Sox logo.

“I am proud to make the Chicago White Sox license plates available to the public as a means of showing team spirit and supporting public education across the state,” White said. “With the team in playoff contention, it is a fitting time for motorists to purchase a Sox license plate,” said White, who once played minor league baseball in the Cubs organization.

Twenty-five dollars from each plate goes to the Professional Sports Teams Education Fund and is earmarked for the Common School Fund, which supports public schools throughout the state, a release from White’s office said.

The White Sox are the fifth team in the state to have a state-approved license plate along with the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.

Starting Tuesday, the public can pre-order at Fans can order random number, personalized or vanity plates. The cost to purchase a random number plate for a currently titled vehicle is $69. Pricing varies for vanity and personalized plates.

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