Denver Nuggets signature license plates arriving soon

Avalanche plates also will be available for Colorado vehicle owners

Nuggets coach George Karl sized up the familiar blue-and-yellow design and then gave his stamp of approval.

“Pretty nice,” he said. “I’ll try to buy one.”

Karl was talking about the new Denver Nuggets signature license plates that will soon be available to Colorado vehicle owners.

The Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche plates will be available starting Jan. 1, 2012. The application includes a one-time $45 donation to Kroenke Sports Charities, in addition to the other motor-vehicle registration fees that apply.

Proceeds from the specialty sports plates will go toward Kroenke Sports Charities, which provides more than $1 million in funds and in-kind donations to hundreds of Colorado schools and non-profit organizations each year.

“Our goal is to win, but our hope is to make a difference,” Karl said. “Professional sports teams, coaches and players have an opportunity to touch the lives of our fans both on and off the court. Hopefully we can use our ‘celebrity status’ to make our community stronger.”

The bill was sponsored by Rep. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, and Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver.

“We’re hopeful that sales of the signature license plates will allow us to increase our support of many worthy and much needed non-profits throughout the state,” said Deb Dowling, KSE vice president of community relations and fan development. “It also gives Nuggets and Avalanche fans a unique opportunity to show their loves for our teams.”

For more information about applying for Nuggets and Avalanche signature plates, please click here.