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BMO Team of the Week

May 11, 2011 08:00 ET

Peterborough City U12 Boys Named BMO Team of the Week Winner

- Peterborough Boys wear pink practice jerseys to raise awareness for the fight against cancer

- Team is now finalist for BMO Team of the Week grand prize which includes $125,000 field refurbishment

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 11, 2011) -

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As part of its nationwide youth soccer program, BMO Financial Group announced today that the Peterborough City Under-12 Boys team has been selected this week's winner of the BMO Team of the Week. The team is now eligible to be the BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion and win $125,000 to upgrade their local soccer field.

"The Peterborough City Boys team has a lot to be proud of both on and off the pitch," said Lloyd Fleming, District Vice-President, Central and Northern Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal. "They display talent, sportsmanship and dedication to a very important cause. They truly embody the spirit of BMO Team of the Week Program."

The Peterborough City U12 boys are gifted soccer players who always have fun on the field. In the last three years, they've won or placed highly in a number of tournaments and have been moved up divisions for their success.

"Beyond the fun and success, these boys also play for a cause near and dear to many of us. Inspired by the Kawartha senior men's team, the boys decided to wear pink practice shirts to attract attention to the fight against cancer. The players have since begun to organize birthday party kickarounds and in lieu of gifts, the team asks that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. As a coach, I am so proud of the dedication and strong values that each of these young players displays," said Biren Patel, coach of the Peterborough City U12 Boys team.

The team is the fourth of 15 youth soccer teams (age 7-12) across Canada that will be selected between April 1 and June 30 as weekly BMO Team of the Week winners based on team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. The winners will then vie for the title of BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion, to be selected by the Canadian public through online voting as of August 1.

The Peterborough City U12 Boys team profile can be viewed at www.BMOsoccer.com.

BMO Team of the Week Game Plan

From April 1 to June 30, Canadian soccer coaches and parents can nominate their favourite soccer team by logging on to www.BMOsoccer.com.

A panel of judges will select a weekly winner and each BMO Team of the Week will receive $500, track suits and a gift to a charity of their choice.

Canadians can vote for their favourite BMO Team of the Week beginning in August. The Champion will receive $125,000 toward a field refurbishment, a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game, and $5,000 to a charity of their choice.

About BMO and Soccer

BMO supports soccer across Canada, from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities, to the professional level. Our deep commitment to "The Beautiful Game" is evident with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 900 youth teams nationally. The relationship continues with support of Canada's men's and women's national teams, professional teams (Toronto FC & Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).

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