School officials, in conjunction with MyPlates.com, will hold an online auction for the opportunity to purchase a license plate with that phrase for an A&M supporter. The school, known as the “Home of the 12th Man” in reference to its fervent support of its football team, will hold the auction from Aug. 12 until Sept 12., with the winning bid announced two days before the Aggies’ showdown against Alabama, the defending national champion, on Sept. 14 in College Station.
The winning bidder will have the rights to that plate for 10 years, with first dibs on renewal after that, officials announced Monday. During the online bidding period, individuals can participate at www.myplates.com/12THMAN. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Texas A&M and the General Revenue Fund of Texas.
The winner of the online auction has the right to transfer or sell the plate to someone else. Jason Cook, Texas A&M’s senior associate athletics director, said the plate will be presented to the winning bidder during the A&M-Alabama game on Sept. 14 in Kyle Field.
Since November 2009, Texans have purchased more than 150,000 specialty plates from My Plates, pumping more than $17.5 million into the state’s general revenue fund.
_ Jimmy Burch