NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/10/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.
BMO Bank of Montreal today announced that the boys from North Vancouver's Surge 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.
The team, which has been recognized for its players' work on and off the field, is the 13th 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.
"These boys truly live and breathe soccer," said Alex Wray, Head Coach of the Surge. "Their passion for the game is not determined by the number of goals scored or games won, but by their commitment to each other and mutual desire to grow as a team. Their love of the game extends to the greater soccer community on a daily basis and I could not be more proud of this accomplishment."
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 commend the boys for their perseverance and for their dedication to giving back to their community," said Joanne Gassman, Senior Vice President, British Columbia and Yukon Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. "This achievement is a great opportunity for the boys to bring national recognition to their team and to North Vancouver. I wish them luck as they vie for the title of 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion."
The Surge's 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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Erin Marranca, Toronto
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
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