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BMO Team of the Week

BMO Team of the Week

June 20, 2011 10:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Pitt Meadows Rockets Celebrates BMO Team of the Week Title

- Team eligible to win grand prize, including $125,000 field refurbishment

- Mayor Don MacLean will join Rockets for their celebration

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2011) - The Rockets of Pitt Meadows are celebrating their win as BMO Team of the Week and kicking off their contention for BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion at the Westridge Center BMO branch in Maple Ridge.

As BMO Team of the Week, the Pitt Meadows Rockets will receive team tracksuits, $500 for the team, and a charitable donation to a charity of their choice. The team has selected Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program as their charity. This program, with more than 300 local chapters across the country, aims to remove financial barriers so that children can participate in organized sport and recreation.

"These young girls are great soccer players and, at such a young age, have shown they are true community role models by collecting hundreds of cans for their local food drive to support children in need. We are thrilled to be celebrating the Rockets well-deserved BMO Team of the Week win," said Henry Donkers, District Vice-President, Vancouver Suburban, BMO Bank of Montreal.

What:Team celebration BBQ, awarding of prize and cheque presentation
When:June 22, 2011
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Where:BMO Westridge Centre
12 - 20691 Lougheed Hwy
Maple Ridge, BC
Who:The Pitt Meadows Rockets
Jamie Schwingenschloegl, Team Coach
Don MacLean, Mayor, Pitt Meadows
Mahmood Ladhani, Area Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal
Bryan Hutton and Tony Cotroneo, CT Jumpstart Program

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. From April 1 until June 30, teams can be nominated at BMOsoccer.com. Fifteen weekly winners will be named BMO Team of the Week and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians, starting August 1, as BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion. The grand prize includes a $125,000 refurbishment of their community soccer field and a road trip to a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game.

Internet:www.BMOsoccer.com

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries or to
    confirm attendance, please contact:
    Laurie Grant, Vancouver
    604-665-7596
    laurie.grant@bmo.com