News | August 18, 2022

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Redesigned tag helps FGCU friends ride with Eagle pride

Photo shows FGCU license plate
The FGCU license plate sports a new look.

Word on the street is there’s a shiny new license plate available for alumni and friends of Florida Gulf Coast University to show their Eagle pride.

The updated plate exchanges the university logo for the FGCU Athletics logo – the same featured on game-day apparel. This concept aligns with most of the State University System schools that use their athletic logo for their universities’ license plates.

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Tony Lee III

The change is especially significant during the university’s 25th anniversary year. “This was a great time to make the change because FGCU, after its famous Dunk City run, has experienced an increase in demand for merchandise,” says Tony Lee III, director of development for University Advancement. “Partnering with Athletics is an excellent way to expand our brand into the marketplace.”

One of the best features of the new plate is that 100 percent of the net proceeds from sales benefit athletics scholarships.

“Every time you see an FGCU plate on the road, you can imagine that you’ve provided a meal for a student or will help Eagles graduate with less student debt,” Lee says.

The goal of the new plate is to build excitement and increase sales.

“Each sale brings awareness to the university and supports a student, so we hope everyone will drive with FGCU pride,” he says.

Purchase an FGCU plate today online, or visit the local tax collector’s office.