|By Marketwired .||
|September 21, 2013 09:00 AM EDT||
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/21/13 -- BMO Bank of Montreal and Toronto FC invite members of the media to a TFC Fan rally and neighbourhood BBQ, taking place at 171 East Liberty Village Street in downtown Toronto on Saturday, September 21. BMO and TFC will give away free tickets to the first 100 attendees in advance of the Reds match with Sporting Kansas City at BMO Field on Saturday afternoon. As well, new Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko will address attendees.
Activities throughout the day include:
-- TFC autograph session; -- Complimentary BBQ and beverages; -- Face painting, tattoos, interactive games including the "BMO Free Kick" soccer kicking cage, freestyle soccer shows and appearances by BMO the Bear -- Prizes and giveaways; plus -- Musical entertainment.
"As a founding sponsor and enthusiastic fan, we wanted to use this occasion to celebrate our longstanding partnership with TFC and to encourage fans across Toronto to rally behind the team in advance of their match with Sporting Kansas City," said Justine Fedak, Senior Vice President, Brand Advertising, Sponsorships & Merchandising, BMO Financial Group. "Come out and meet the players at Liberty Village and head over to the game afterwards to cheer the Reds on to victory."
Event Details: What: BMO Ultimate TFC Fan Event - TFC autograph session - Complimentary BBQ and beverages - Prizes and giveaways, while supplies last Who: Tim Bezbatchenko, General Manager, Toronto FC Jeff Wright, District Vice President, GTA Central, BMO Bank of Montreal Rosemary Torelli, Personal Banking Area Manager, New Toronto, BMO Bank of Montreal Adam Vollering, Liberty Village Branch Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal, plus BMO branch employees When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Complimentary BBQ and beverages to be provided at 1:00 p.m. - TFC autograph signing from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - BMO Ultimate TFC Fan contest draw announced at 3:00 p.m. Where: 171 East Liberty Village Street, Toronto, ON (Parking lot located between Brazen Head Pub and BMO Liberty Village Branch) Photo opportunities: - TFC players take part in a special autograph signing; - Check out the "BMO Free Kick" soccer kicking cage and athletes demonstrating freestyle soccer tricks; - Hundreds of Torontonians and TFC fans are expected to participate; - Complimentary BBQ and beverages; and - Presentation of prize pack to the BMO Ultimate TFC fan.
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 our grassroots sponsorship of more than 1,000 youth teams nationally, to our 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). BMO Team of the Week is Canada's premier sport celebration at the grassroots level. Out of 15 teams, Laval's Monteuil Sparta were named the BMO Team of the Week 2013 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 FC, or Canadian National Team home game. Former BMO Team of the Week Champions include Glen Shields Sun Devils 2000 (2011) and Ladner Storm (2012).