Two state legislators are introducing a bill to create special New York license plates to honor the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team.
KCOB and NY State Assemblyman Nick Perry of Brooklyn is co-sponsoring a bill that would allow drivers to purchase the plates for $25 in addition to normal registration costs, and the proceeds would help the Caribbean team return to the next Winter Olympics.
After the state has collected $6,000 in processing fees, all money collected would go to support the Jamaican team.
In 2014, the Jamaicans qualified to compete in the Sochi Olympics but the two-man squad did not have enough money to travel to Russia. They hoped to raise $80,000 for the trip but an online petition garnered more than $184,000 for the duo to travel to the competition.
Assemblyman Perry, who was born on the Caribbean island, welcomed the “legendary” Jamaican bobsled team to the Assembly chamber in March.
Perry worked with state Sen. Bill Larkin to get the bobsled bill introduced via the Transportation Committee.