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BMO Team of the Week

BMO Team of the Week

May 08, 2013 09:00 ET

St. Catharines Roma U12 Girls Selected as Fourth BMO Team of the Week for 2013

- Team becomes a finalist in BMO's national grassroots soccer program

- Now in the running to win a grand prize, which includes a $125,000 prize towards a field refurbishment

ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) -

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BMO Bank of Montreal today announced that St. Catharines Roma, a group of 11- and-12-year-old girls from St. Catharines, Ontario, have been named the fourth BMO Team of the Week for 2013. The team receives a $500 team prize,, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits, a community celebration at a local BMO branch and a $500 donation to the team's chosen charity.

"Roma is an exceptionally well rounded bunch of girls - they have it all," said Nick Fabiano, Coach, St. Catharines Roma U12 Girls. "They take their game very seriously, but also remember to celebrate the joys of just playing, and how important it is to be active within the community and support the younger generation. You could not ask for a finer or more deserving group to be selected as BMO Team of the Week! Forza Roma!"

"BMO Team of the Week is special because it gives local youth soccer teams the chance to represent their community on a national level," said Richard Jaques, District Vice-President, South Central Ontario, BMO Financial Group. "The win itself is exciting; but there's also an opportunity for these girls to bring an incredible prize back to their community. I'm happy to present this week's win to St. Catharines Roma and I commend them on coming this far."

St. Catharines Roma U12 girls' full team profile can be viewed at www.BMOsoccer.com.

The BMO Team of the Week program is BMO's national grassroots soccer program, which recognizes youth soccer teams (age 7-12) across Canada for team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen teams will be selected as BMO Team of the Weekand will then vie for the title of 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion. The Champion will be determined by the Canadian public who can vote daily online at BMOsoccer.com from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the award.

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 BMO Team of the Week 2013 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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