Coastal FC Thunder Named BMO Team of the Week

Coastal FC Thunder Named BMO Team of the Week 
- First team from British Columbia to be named for 2013 program 
- Team now in the running to be crowned 2013 BMO Team of the Week
Champion, a title that comes with a $125,000 prize for a field
refurbishment 
SURREY, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 --  
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BMO today announced that Coastal FC Thunder have been named a BMO
Team of the Week. The title for the under 12 girls team from Surrey,
BC, comes with a $500 team prize, $500 donation to a charity of the
team's choice, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits, and a community
celebration in the team's honour, at a local BMO branch.  
Recognized for their work on and off the field, Coastal FC Thunder is
the 5th team to be named out of 15 weekly winners that will be named
in BMO's national grassroots soccer program.  
"From the first team cheer to the final handshake, Thunder plays each
game with true athleticism regardless of the outcome," said Geoff
Killam, Coach, Coastal FC Thunder. "Thank you to my fellow coaches,
family members and the community for their continued support and
encouragement. We are proud to be 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 who can vote daily online at BMOsoccer.com
from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the
award.  
"Coastal FC Thunder's dedication and passion extends beyond the
field, to the community at large," said Henry Donkers, District
Vice-President, Vancouver Suburban, BMO Bank of Montreal. "It's
inspiring to see that in such a young group, but that is what this
program aims to recognize. I'm proud to congratulate the team on
being named BMO Team of the Week and I wish them luck in the rest of
the program."  
Coastal FC Thunder'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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Contacts:
For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596
laurie.grant@bmo.com 
Krysta Cooke, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
krysta.cooke@bmo.com 
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224
valerie.doucet@bmo.com 
Internet: www.BMOsoccer.com
Twitter: @BMOSoccer