BMO and Toronto FC to Stage Fan Rally at BMO Liberty Village Branch

BMO and Toronto FC to Stage Fan Rally at BMO Liberty Village Branch 
First 100 people at event will receive ticket to TFC match against
Sporting Kansas City on September 21st  
- New Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko to speak 
- TFC autograph session  
- Complimentary BBQ and beverages 
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
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
--  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

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   
           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          
           - 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).
Media Contact:
Erin Marranca, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
Twitter: @BMOSoccer
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