New Motorcycle Specialty License Plate to Support Camp Mak-a-Dream, Hope Project
HELENA – A new “Chrome for Kids” motorcycle license plate will help raise funds for nonprofit organizations that grant wishes to Montana children who are chronically or critically ill. Representatives of the Montana Highway Patrol and Motor Vehicle Division showed off the plate at a press conference today at the capitol.
“We are extremely pleased to have this plate available to the public,” said Montana Highway Patrol Col. Paul Grimstad. “When motorcycle owners choose these plates, they’re helping raise money to help Montana children.”
The Chrome for Kids plate can be purchased at any county treasurer’s office in for a one-time fee of $30. Fees from the plate benefit Montana’s Camp-Mak-A-Dream and the Montana Highway Patrol Association’s Hope Project. While the state has a number of specialty plates, the Chrome for Kids plate is the first one specifically for motorcycles.
Camp Mak-A-Dream program has been in operation since 1995. It is a free, medically supervised camp for children, teens and young adults with cancer, and their brothers and sisters.
The Montana Hope Project was created in 1984 by the Montana Highway Patrol Association to grant special wishes — like taking a trip to a sporting event or meeting a celebrity — for chronically and critically ill Montana kids. To date, it has granted 290 wishes.
The new plate is silver, white, black and light blue and features “Chrome for Kids” across the bottom and “Montana” across the top in lettering that looks like polished chrome.
Camp Mak-A-Dream: www.campdream.org
Hope Project: www.montanahope.org