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Alumni Association to sell Sparky license plates at Old Main

August 14, 2012

ASU supporters who want to display Sun Devil pride on their vehicle will soon have a new location where they can purchase the official ASU collegiate license plate: Old Main, the ASU Alumni Association’s headquarters.

More than 14,000 Arizona vehicles have the plates, which also are known as Sparky plates. The plates cost $25, and $17 from each plate sold goes directly to the Alumni Association’s Medallion Scholarship fund, a comprehensive scholarship program that incorporates components of leadership, scholarship and service.

Jennifer Holsman Tetreault, executive director of operations at the Alumni Association, explained the organization has been designated as an authorized third-party plate provider by the state’s Motor Vehicle Division. The Old Main location will sell personalized and non-personalized Sparky plates, as well as regular Arizona license plates.

“Our all-gold Sparky plates have proven to be incredibly popular, but Sun Devils have busy lives and need a convenient location where they can pick up the plates,” she said. “Old Main is in the heart of ASU’s Tempe campus, and is a fitting place to provide plates that honor the university’s spirit, pride and traditions.”

License plates will be sold at Old Main during the ASU Alumni Association’s regular business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The building is located at 400 E. Tyler Mall, near the cross streets of University Drive and College Avenue in Tempe. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the license plate office within the Alumni Association is set to take place at 4 p.m., Aug. 24, at Old Main.

For more information on purchasing a Sparky Plate, visit To learn more about the Medallion Scholarship Program, the beneficiary of the license plate program, visit