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Dartmouth's Storm Claim Final BMO Team of the Week Spot

- Storm the 15th and final team vying to win 2012 BMO Team of the Week Championship, which includes $125,000 towards a field refurbishment

- Recent food drive organized by the team went to Feeding Others of Dartmouth (Margaret's House)



DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - July 25, 2012) -

Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

BMO Financial Group announced today that the Storm Soccer U-12 'C' Boys from Dartmouth, N.S have claimed a BMO Team of the Week spot for 2012. The Dartmouth Storm is the weekly winner and wins BMO Team of the Week tracksuits, a $500 team prize, a $500 donation to the charity of their choice, plus a community celebration at the local BMO branch.

"The Storm prove that hard work and dedication do, in fact, pay off," said Storm Soccer U-12 'C' Boys' Head Coach Sam Tohme. "As a result of their efforts, these boys have a fierce confidence that makes them leaders, which they demonstrate by mentoring younger soccer teams. Thank you, BMO, for recognizing what an incredible group of young men we have on this team!"

With The Storm's win, 15 teams have now been recognized across Canada for their team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. The overall 2012 BMO Team of the Week Champion will be selected by Canadians through online voting, which will take place between August 13th and 27th.

"It's inspiring to see a group that comes together to play soccer but grows into a family and gives back to the community like this team has done," said Laura Charlton, District Vice-President, Halifax, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Not only did they clean up their community field, but they volunteered at the local soup kitchen by running a food drive. Congratulations to an exemplary squad, the Storm Soccer U-12 'C' Boys."

Storm Soccer U-12 'C' Boys' full team profile can be viewed at www.BMOsoccer.com.

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 teams of youth soccer players who demonstrate team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Each week for 15 weeks, a Team is named BMO Team of the Week and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians as BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion. The grand prize includes a $125,000 refurbishment of their community soccer field, a road trip to a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact FC, or Canadian National Team home game, plus a $5,000 donation to the team's charity of choice.

To view the photo associated with this release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20120725-Dartmouth_Storm800.jpg.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Krysta Cooke, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
krysta.cooke@bmo.com

Ronald Monet, Montreal
(514) 877-1873
ronald.monet@bmo.com

Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596
laurie.grant@bmo.com

Internet: www.BMOsoccer.com
Twitter: @BMOTOTW