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June 20, 2013 14:02 ET

Community Groups Get a Boost From BMO Harris Bank Cheer Challenge at Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K

MADISON, WI--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - As title sponsor of the Madison-Mini & 5K, BMO Harris Bank announced today it will award financial support to five local community-based groups through its Cheer Challenge program at this year's BMO Harris Bank Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K.

Community-based groups, clubs, teams and schools are invited to apply for the BMO Harris Bank Cheer Challenge to win up to $2,000 for participating on race day, August 17, 2013. Teams who apply will share how they impact their community, how they think their group will contribute to adding spirit and energy to the course on race day, and how they will use the prize money within their group or the community if they win.

After all applications are reviewed, five Cheer Challenge teams will be selected. On Saturday, August 17, each group will be judged based on energy, spirit and attitude, uniqueness and creativity with costumes, themes and decorations, and social media activity on race day via Twitter.

Each group selected to participate on race day will be awarded $500 and will be competing on race day for the following prizes: The Grand Prize winning group will receive an additional $1,500 (for a total of $2,000) and the second and third prize winning groups will receive an additional $500 prize (for a total of $1,000).

"One of the reasons we enjoy supporting races like the Madison Mini-Marathon is that it promotes the value of teamwork and achieving goals as a community," said Doug Nelson, Market President, BMO Harris Bank. "Our new Cheer Challenge initiative gives us the opportunity to recognize the values of commitment and teamwork both on and off the race course."

Visit the BMO Harris Cheer Challenge website at to apply and review all contest rules.

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and approximately $555 billion in assets (as of April 30, 2013).

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