Williams Lake soccer coaches and parents can now nominate their favourite youth soccer teams to win BMO’s Team of the Week and be eligible to win $125,000.
In addition to the $125,000 — to be put towards field refurbishment — the BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion will receive a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game and a $5,000 donation to their chosen charity.
The BMO Team of the Week nation-wide program began in April and recognizes youth soccer teams (ages 7-12) for their achievements both on and off the field.
“As the Bank of Soccer, BMO is committed to making a difference in the communities in which we work and live, and BMO Team of the Week aims to recognize youth in all communities who have demonstrated passion and spirit for soccer,” said Sandy Bourne, vice president, sponsorships, with BMO Financial Group.
“From day one we received outstanding youth soccer team entries from across the country and look forward to receiving many more in the coming weeks.”
To enter, lakecity soccer coaches and parents can nominate their team by logging on to BMOsoccer.com to enter an essay, photos or video to demonstrate why their team deserves to be the BMO Team of the Week.
Fifteen weekly winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize and all Canadians will be able to vote for their favourite team online beginning Aug. 1 at BMOsoccer.com.
Entries to the BMO Team of the Week program will be accepted until June 30.