EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.
BMO today announced that the Scottish United U12 Girls from Edmonton, Alberta, 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, this extraordinary group of girls is the ninth 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.
"To say this team has had its share of ups and downs heading into the season is an understatement; but through it all, we've grown stronger together and have grown into a family," said Ray Deane, Head Coach, Scottish United. "There's a spirit in these girls that is rare to find in a group their age, and it is truly inspiring. I'm so happy that their dedication to each other and to the community has been recognized and that they have been named BMO Team of the Week!"
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 daily online voting at BMOsoccer.com from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the award.
"I am proud to recognize the Scottish United U12 Girls for their tremendous involvement in the community and as this week's winner of BMO Team of the Week," said Pam Spady, Vice-President, Alberta North & Northwest Territories, BMO Bank of Montreal. "It's inspiring to see such a young group of girls who are so dedicated to giving back and as well, to recognizing others for their efforts in the community. I commend the team and coaching staff for embodying what this program aims to recognize. I wish them luck as they rally their community and vie to be the 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion."
Scottish United U12 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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Laurie Grant, Vancouver
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
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