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Bank aids soccer kids

BMO Financial Group is helping Canadian kids get a kick out of soccer.

The bank has launched BMO Team of the Week – a contest open to young soccer players across the country – that will award 15 youth teams and give them the chance to win the grand prize which includes $125,000 to refurbish their community soccer pitch.

For the next 15 weeks, Canadian soccer coaches and parents can nominate their favourite youth soccer team at Team of the Week winners will be announced every week starting April 20 and will receive $500, track suits and a donation to a local charity.

Each of the winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize and all Canadians will be able to vote for their favourite team starting Aug. 1.

The BMO Team of the Week Champion will receive a $125,000 field refurbishment, a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps FC home game and $5,000 to their chosen charity.

“BMO Team of the Week recognizes teams coast to coast for their achievements both on and off the field,” said Sandy Bourne, vice-president, sponsorships, BMO Financial Group. “BMO is committed to making a difference in the communities in which we work and live. Soccer has long been the beloved sport of so many countries around the world, and is reaching new levels in Canada at both the youth and elite levels.”