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BMO Team of the Week

BMO Team of the Week

July 26, 2011 13:23 ET

REPEAT-MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: BMO Team of the Week Voting Kicks Off With Toronto FC and Canadian National Team Players

- Canadians invited to vote August 1 - 15 at BMOsoccer.com to select BMO Team of the Week Champion, with grand prize including $125,000 field refurbishment

- The 15 finalists are: Gabriola Wolves - Gabriola Island, BC; Red Devils - Calgary, AB; Dundas Dragons U10 Girls - Dundas, ON; Peterborough City U12 Boys - Peterborough, ON; Vaughan Battlecats - Maple, ON; Central Queens Clippers U12 Girls - Hunter River, PEI; Les 44's Boreal FC U10 - Prevost and Saint-Colomban, QC; Rockets - Pitt Meadows, BC; Blainville U11 MAA - Blainville, QC; Cordova Bay Impact - Victoria, BC; Glen Shields Sun Devils 2000 Girls - Vaughan, ON; Halifax County United U12B Girls - Tantallon, NS; Meat Wagon Golden Eagles - Simcoe, ON; Oshawa Kicks - Oshawa, ON; Blizzard Celtic FC01 - Calgary, AB

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 26, 2011) - Media are invited to attend a national voting kick-off for the BMO Team of the Week contest at the Play Soccer event at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto on Wednesday, July 27. Play Soccer is an interactive community program designed to celebrate soccer from the grassroots level up.

The event will feature a number of interactive games. In the BMO soccer zone, Diana Matheson of the Canadian Women's National Team and Toronto FC players Oscar Cordon and Keith Makubuya will join BMO youth soccer players in an exciting mini-match at 11:30 a.m.

Paul Mariner, Director of Player Development for Toronto FC and former England International, will be on site for any young players looking to gets tips from the pros on how to improve their game.

The zone will also feature banners for the fifteen weekly winners of BMO Team of the Week. Voting for this year's BMO Team of the Week Champion officially opens on August 1 and runs until August 15.

The team with the most votes will win a $125,000 upgrade to their soccer pitch, a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game and $5,000 to a charity of their choice.

EVENT DETAILS:
What: Diana Matheson, Canadian Women's National Team and Oscar Cordon and Keith Makubuya, Toronto FC to play in mini-match with BMO youth soccer players
Where: Play Soccer event
Yonge and Dundas Square
Toronto, ON
When: Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Mini match: 11:30 a.m.
Play Soccer event: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

BMO Team of the Week Game Plan

From April 1 to June 30, Canadian soccer coaches and parents were invited to nominate their favourite soccer team by logging on to www.BMOsoccer.com. A panel of judges selected 15 winners and each BMO Team of the Week received $500, track suits and a gift to a charity of their choice.

Canadians can cast their vote for their favourite BMO Team of the Week between August 1 and 15.

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 950 youth teams nationally. This relationship continues with the bank's support of Canada's men's and women's national teams, professional teams (Toronto FC, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).

Contact Information

  • For media enquiries or to confirm attendance,
    please contact:
    Alexis Brown, Toronto
    416-867-3996
    alexis.brown@bmo.com