Foxborough, Mass. (January 2, 2008) - When the Patriots defeated the New York Giants on December 29 to finish the 2007 regular season with a perfect 16-0 record, it was a the first time an NFL team had swept through a complete 16-game season. To commemorate the historic achievement, the New England Patriots will launch an exclusive online auction for the Patriots specialty license plate showcasing the number 160.
Bids will be accepted at www.ProTeamAuctions.com between Wednesday, January 2 and Friday, January 11, 2008. Bidding will begin at $1,000 and all proceeds will benefit the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.
"The entire Patriots organization is extremely proud to have accomplished one of the greatest regular seasons in NFL history," said Josh Kraft, the president of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. "While we do have bigger goals for the team this year, we also want to celebrate our 16-0 record with our fans by offering this special license plate to benefit our many charitable initiatives."
The New England Patriots license plate has been on the road since 2005 and more than 15,000 are currently in circulation. The license plate features the Patriots logo centered above the Roman numerals representing each of the team's three Super Bowl Championships. They are available through the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 by the Kraft family as a vehicle to help support the youth and families of New England. The Foundation's mission is to assist a variety of charitable organizations and programs that foster cultural diversity, education, family, and health. The Foundation uses its resources to serve the youth of New England by encouraging their education, growth, creativity and development of character; and to help support a better quality of life in the communities the Foundation serves.