|By Marketwired .||
|August 12, 2013 09:15 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- Time is running out for Canadians to cast their vote for the BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion. With only one week left, BMO is encouraging Canadians to visit bmosoccer.com and vote daily for their favourite team.
Canadians can show their support by voting for their favourite team once a day, from now until August 19. Each vote will bring a team closer to winning the grand prize and gives Canadian voters a chance to earn up to 2,500 Bonus AIR MILES.
With voting well under way, Justine Fedak, Senior Vice President, Branding, Advertising & Sponsorships, BMO Financial Group, encourages Canadians to get out and vote. Ms. Fedak shares her thoughts here.
The team with the most votes will be named the BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion and will win $125,000 towards the refurbishment of their local soccer field, a team trip to see a Toronto FC, Montreal Impact, Vancouver Whitecaps FC or Canadian National Team home game, plus $5,000 for a charity of their choice. The winner will be announced on TSN's MLS coverage and TVA's Coup d'oeil.
From April 17 to July 12, Canadian soccer coaches and parents submitted nominations for their favourite youth soccer teams, explaining why their team deserved to be the BMO Team of the Week. Fifteen weekly winners were selected by a panel of judges, each receiving a $500 team prize, $500 for their charity of choice, BMO Team of the Week track suits, and a celebration at a local BMO branch.
About the 15 BMO Team of the Week Finalists
Week #1 - Hollandia Gremio - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Week #2 - Monteuil Sparta - Laval, Quebec
Week #3 - Blizzard Bayern - Calgary, Alberta
Week #4 - St. Catharines Roma - St. Catharines, Ontario
Week #5 - Coastal FC Thunder - Surrey, British Columbia
Week #6 - Cambridge United - Cambridge, Ontario
Week #7 - Scotia Soccer Club Tier 2 U12A Girls - Fall River, Nova Scotia
Week #8 - Harbour City FC - Team France - Nanaimo, British Columbia
Week #9 - Scottish United U12 Girls - Edmonton, Alberta
Week #10 - Cataraqui Clippers U12 Girls - Kingston, Ontario
Week #11 - Aurora Stingers U9 Girls - Aurora, Ontario
Week #12 - Halifax Dunbrack U10B Girls - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Week #13 - North Vancouver Surge - North Vancouver, British Columbia
Week #14 - FC Brossard U10 Boys - Brossard, Quebec
Week #15 - Red Deer Renegades - Red Deer, Alberta
See where your favourite team currently stands and register to vote by visiting bmosoccer.com.
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 have been named BMO Team of the Week 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 the winning team's community soccer field, a road trip to a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact FC, or Canadian National Team home game, plus a $5,000 donation to the team's charity of choice.