Saskatoon's Hollandia Gremio Named First 2013 BMO Team of the Week Winner
- Hollandia Gremio will contend for grand prize of $125,000 towards a
field upgrade, a $5,000 donation to the team's charity of choice,
plus a trip to see a Canadian MLS or National Team home game
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/13 --
Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.
BMO Financial Group announced today that Hollandia Gremio, a group of
boys from the 'under 12 years old' (U12) soccer league in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, has become the first of 15 BMO Team of the Week winners
that will be named over the next few months for 2013. Along with the
win, the team receives a $500 team prize, a $500 donation to the
charity of the team's choice, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits plus a
community celebration at a local BMO branch.
Alvi Campos, Coach of Hollandia Gremio, expressed his admiration and
pride for the team's win. "These boys are dedicated, hardworking, and
community-minded, and it is an honour to coach them," says Campos.
"Every day, they become not only better soccer players, but also
stronger young men who continue to make a positive impact within the
community. Thank you for recognizing these boys for their attitudes
and positive behaviour on and off the field."
BMO Team of the Week is BMO's national grassroots soccer program,
which recognizes youth soccer teams (age 7-12) across Canada for team
pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen
teams will be selected as BMO Team of the Week winners over the
course of the next several weeks. 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, who can vote online from
Aug. 5-19 for the team they feel are most deserving of the award.
"Congratulations to Hollandia Gremio, our first BMO Team of the Week
winner for 2013!" said John MacAulay, Senior Vice-President, Prairies
& Central Canada, BMO Financial Group. "As the program continues, I
look forward to seeing more inspiring teams such as this, whose
determination and positivity is prevalent both on the field and
within the community."
Hollandia Gremio's full team profile can be viewed at
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 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, 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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For media inquiries, please contact:
Krysta Cooke, Toronto
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
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