Saturday, July 21, 2007

TN ELVIS License Plate rescued by NJ Fan


The Elvis plate, which benefits the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, was about 100 buyers shy of meeting the benchmark, even after receiving an extension on its deadline.

The New Jersey fan anonymously donated the $3,500 needed to cover the final 100 pre-ordered plates after hearing about the car tag's troubles on Sirius satellite radio's Elvis program hosted by longtime Presley friend George Klein.

Tammie Ritchey, executive director of the hospital's foundation, The Med Foundation, said Wednesday the donor wanted to express her love of Presley through the kind of charitable donation the rocker was known for in his lifetime.