BMO Team of the Week program back for third year

The BMO Team of the Week program returns to recognize youth soccer teams for their success this season both on and off the pitch.

Now in its third season, the BMO Team of the Week program returns to recognize youth soccer teams for their success this season both on and off the pitch.

Thanks to some star power, this year will be the biggest year yet with Canadian National Women’s Team stars Diana Matheson, Erin McLeod and Rhian Wilkinson acting as BMO Team of the Week Ambassadors.

The contest, open to youth soccer players aged 7-12, recognizes 15 weekly winners who demonstrate team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. For the next 15 weeks, Canadian soccer coaches, parents and community members can nominate their favourite youth soccer team at BMOsoccer.com. BMO Team of the Week winners will be announced weekly starting on April 18, and will receive a celebration at their local BMO branch, $500, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits and a $500 donation to a local charity.

Each of the winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize and vie for the title of BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion, a title that is decided by the Canadian public through online daily voting at BMOsoccer.com from Aug. 5-19.

This outstanding program gives teams a chance to tell their story and rallies communities together and creates lasting memories for these young players. In addition to these great experiences, the Team of the Week campaign presents teams with an opportunity to invest in community facilities, programs, and charities! It is a national celebration of youth soccer and all eligible teams are encouraged to register at: www.BMOsoccer.com.