Canadians Have Only Five More Days to Select BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion

TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwire) — 08/11/11 — Attention lifestyle and sports editors:

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BMO Financial Group issued a reminder today that there are only five days left to cast a vote for the BMO Team of the Week youth soccer contest.

Voting for the BMO Team of the Week 2011 Champion is open to all Canadians and runs from August 1 until August 15.

The team with the most votes will win a $125,000 upgrade to their community soccer pitch, a team trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game and $5,000 for a charity of their choice.

“We are thrilled that thousands of Canadians have visited every day to vote for their favourite BMO Team of the Week, but the finalists still need support from soccer fans around the country. There are 15 outstanding teams, and one will win a grand prize that will benefit an entire community,” said Sandy Bourne, Vice President, Sponsorships, BMO Financial Group.

About the 15 BMO Team of the Week Finalists

BMO Team of the Week Game Plan

About BMO and Soccer

BMO supports soccer across Canada, from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities, to the professional level. Our deep commitment to “The Beautiful Game” is evident with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 950 youth teams nationally. This relationship continues with the bank’s support of Canada’s men’s and women’s national teams, professional teams (Toronto FC, Montreal Impact and Vancouver Whitecaps FC) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).