SGI is giving "the world's greatest fans" the opportunity to display their Rider Pride on their vehicle by introducing an official Saskatchewan Roughrider licence plate.
Vehicle owners will be able to use the Rider plate instead of their regular Saskatchewan licence plate.
"The Saskatchewan Roughriders are part of the province's identity and Rider Pride is tightly woven into who we are," Premier Brad Wall said. "SGI is proud to offer fans the opportunity to celebrate their favourite team with a Rider licence plate, to be introduced in honour of the team's 100th Anniversary."
Rider plates feature the team logo and the phrase "Pride Lives Here." The initial production of the licence plate numbers for the Rider plates will have an R followed by four numbers. Personalized licence plates will also be available with a five character maximum.
The plates will be available to order starting May 19, from motor licence issuers across the province.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for our fans to show their Rider Pride wherever they travel," Riders President/CEO Jim Hopson said. "It is a very special year as we celebrate our Centennial and we are very thankful to SGI and the provincial government for creating this unique opportunity."The cost for a single Rider plate is $50 plus GST. Fans can also buy a duplicate plate to display on the front of their vehicle for an additional $20 plus GST.
Personalized Rider licence plates cost an additional $75 plus GST, over and above the $50 plus GST cost. 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 charge for plate replacement.
Generations of fans will be able to purchase a Rider plate as SGI will make them available on an ongoing basis.
After covering administration costs, any net revenues earned from the sale of Rider plates will be given by SGI to the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.