OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2012) -
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The Ottawa Royals Futuro U10 boys' team is in the running to be named BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion and win the grand prize, which includes $125,000 to upgrade their community soccer pitch.
The champion team will also win a road trip to see a Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Montreal Impact or Canadian National Team home game and a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Canadians can log on to BMOsoccer.com to cast their vote. The team with the most number of votes will be the BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion.
"This team is based on a program that goes beyond soccer. As coaches, our goal is to provide each player with the ability to reach his full potential," said Sanjeev Parmar, Head coach of the Ottawa Royals Futuro. "When we're not on the field, we're building as a team or reaching out to the community. Being recognized as BMO Team of the Week is truly an honour and a testament to the fact that we have something special."
The dedication and passion these boys have for soccer spills into their community efforts as well - and all the way to India. The team just finished Cleats 4 Kids, a community initiative that collected 1,000 pairs of cleats from across the country for children in India.
About BMO Team of the Week
From April 2 to July 13, Canadian soccer coaches and parents were invited to nominate their favourite soccer team by logging on to www.BMOsoccer.com.
A panel of judges selected a weekly winner and each BMO Team of the Week received $500, track suits and a gift to a charity of their choice. The final weekly winner was announced July 25.
Canadians can vote for their favourite BMO Team of the Week until August 27.
The 2012 BMO Team of the Week Champion will be announced on September 5.
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