Soccer squad in running for national contest

The Gabriola Wolves need the public’s vote if it hopes to be BMO Team of the Week champion.

The Gabriola Wolves need the public’s vote if it hopes to be BMO Team of the Week champion.

The Wolves are among the 15 finalists in the financial group’s youth soccer development contest, and Canadians can cast their online vote daily for their favourite BMO Team of the Week until Aug. 15 by visiting www.BMOsoccer.com.

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

“We are encouraging all Canadians from coast to coast to cast their votes online for one of the 15 finalist teams eligible to win a grand prize that will benefit an entire community,” said Sandy Bourne, vice-president, sponsorships, BMO Financial Group. “Each of the finalists truly exemplifies the spirit of BMO Team of the Week contest and the teams are wonderful ambassadors for youth soccer in this country.

The Wolves, a U10 team from Gabriola Island, are the only girls team on the island and must take a ferry for every away game. The team plays with girls as young as seven years old, and recorded a 6-8-6 season.

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