Rider Nation snaps up plates
Aug. 12, 2010
Saskatchewan Roughrider fans have a licence to cheer.
Just three months after kicking off the opportunity to purchase Rider licence plates, SGI has received over 12,000 orders resulting in a profit of about $325,000 for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.
"Rider Pride truly does live here and once again the Rider Nation has proven that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have the world's greatest fans," Minister responsible for SGI Tim McMillan said. "These licence plates not only give fans another opportunity to show their Rider Pride, but also to support their team financially."
After covering the production costs and administrative fees from the Rider plates, SGI is providing the net revenues to the Roughriders.
"I continue to be amazed at the support and dedication the people of Saskatchewan have for the Roughriders," Saskatchewan Roughriders President and CEO Jim Hopson said. "I would like to thank SGI and the fans across the province for embracing this initiative and showing their Rider Pride throughout Saskatchewan."
Rider plates are available from any SGI motor licence issuer throughout the province at a cost of $50 plus GST. Fans can also purchase a duplicate plate to display on the front of their vehicle for an additional $20 plus GST.
For fans wanting a personalized Rider licence plate there is an additional cost of $75 plus GST, over and above the $50 plus GST cost for a regular series Rider plate.
Existing personalized licence plates that have five characters or less can be moved to a Rider plate for the Rider plate fee of $50 plus GST, plus a $20 plate replacement charge.
The original series of Rider plates, R0000 to R9999, is sold out and SGI has just moved on to the second series which starts with plate 0R000.
Find more information on ordering your Rider licence plates.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is the province's self-sustaining auto insurance fund. SGI operates 21 claims centres and five salvage centres across Saskatchewan with a head office in Regina. SGI also works with a network of over 400 motor licence issuers across the province.