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BMO Team of the Week

May 15, 2013 12:00 ET

Coastal FC Thunder Named BMO Team of the Week

- First team from British Columbia to be named for 2013 program

- Team now in the running to be crowned 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion, a title that comes with a $125,000 prize for a field refurbishment

SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) -

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BMO today announced that Coastal FC Thunder have been named a BMO Team of the Week. The title for the under 12 girls team from Surrey, BC, comes with a $500 team prize, $500 donation to a charity of the team's choice, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits, and a community celebration in the team's honour, at a local BMO branch.

Recognized for their work on and off the field, Coastal FC Thunder is the 5th team to be named out of 15 weekly winners that will be named in BMO's national grassroots soccer program.

"From the first team cheer to the final handshake, Thunder plays each game with true athleticism regardless of the outcome," said Geoff Killam, Coach, Coastal FC Thunder. "Thank you to my fellow coaches, family members and the community for their continued support and encouragement. We are proud to be named BMO Team of the Week."

BMO Team of the Week recognizes youth soccer teams (age 7-12) across Canada that demonstrate team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen teams will be selected as BMO Team of the Week. Each of the weekly winners will then vie for the title of 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion. The Champion will be determined by the Canadian public who can vote daily online at BMOsoccer.com from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the award.

"Coastal FC Thunder's dedication and passion extends beyond the field, to the community at large," said Henry Donkers, District Vice-President, Vancouver Suburban, BMO Bank of Montreal. "It's inspiring to see that in such a young group, but that is what this program aims to recognize. I'm proud to congratulate the team on being named BMO Team of the Week and I wish them luck in the rest of the program."

Coastal FC Thunder's full team profile can be viewed at www.BMOsoccer.com.

About BMO and Soccer

BMO supports soccer across Canada from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities all the way up to the professional level. Our deep commitment to 'The Beautiful Game' is evident from the beginning of the curve with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 1,000 youth teams nationally. The relationship continues with support of Canada's men's and women's national teams, our professional teams (Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).

About BMO Team of the Week

BMO Team of the Week is Canada's premier sport celebration at the grassroots level, engaging a nation and inspiring communities by recognizing youth soccer teams who demonstrate team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen weekly winners will be named BMO Team of the Week starting April 17, and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians as 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion. The grand prize includes a $125,000 refurbishment of their community soccer field and a road trip to a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact, or Canadian National Team home game. Former BMO Team of the Week Champions include Glen Shields Sun Devils 2000 (2011) and Ladner Storm (2012).

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