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BMO Team of the Week

May 29, 2013 09:00 ET

Scotia Soccer Club Tier 2 U12A Girls Named BMO Team of the Week

- Girls' team from Nova Scotia now in the running to be crowned 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion, a title that comes with $125,000 towards a field refurbishment

- BMO Team of the Week recognition includes a $500 team prize and a $500 donation to the team's charity of choice

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) -

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BMO today announced that the Scotia Soccer Club Tier 2 U12A Girls from Falls River, Nova Scotia, have been named BMO Team of the Week. The title comes with a $500 team prize, a $500 donation to a charity of the team's choice, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits for the team and coaching staff, and a community celebration in the team's honour at a local BMO branch.

Recognized for their work on and off the field, the girls are the 7th team to be named BMO Team of the Week in 2013. A total of 15 weekly winners across Canada will be named over the course of the summer as part of BMO's national grassroots soccer program.

"Scotia Soccer Club promotes the love of the beautiful game with our teams our communities across the province," said Niall Robinson, Coach of the Scotia Soccer Club Tier 2 U12A Girls. "Not only does this team play with that spirit, but it has allowed them to form a bond that only gets stronger with each season. I'd like to thank BMO for the recognition and congratulate the team on the well-deserved win!"

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 through online daily voting at BMOsoccer.com from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the award.

"BMO Team of the Week shows us that Canada has some incredible youth soccer teams that embody the pillars of the program: team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game," said Carolyn Booth, Senior Vice-President, Atlantic Provinces Division, BMO Financial Group. "Congratulations to the Tier 2U12A Girls from Scotia Soccer Club for standing out and receiving this incredible recognition. I wish the team luck as they rally Canadians to vote for them to be the 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion, which would bring an incredible prize back to the community of Falls River."

Scotia Soccer Club Tier 2 U12A Girls' 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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