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Ottawa St. Anthony Cachafaz Earn BMO Team of the Week Spot

- Ottawa St. Anthony Cachafaz is the 14th team vying to win 2012 BMO Team of the Week Championship, which includes $125,000 towards a field refurbishment

- Team's community efforts include charitable drive to provide used soccer equipment to families with limited resources



OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) -

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

BMO Financial Group announced today that the Ottawa St. Anthony Cachafaz are the 14th team to win a BMO Team of the Week spot for 2012. with the team will receive BMO Team of the Week tracksuits, $500, a $500 donation to the charity of their choice, plus a community celebration at the local BMO branch.

"An Italian club, a Spanish name, Hungarian coach and a diverse group of boys - all united by their love of this beautiful game - has produced a truly winning combination this week," said Carolyn Booth, District Vice-President, Eastern Ontario, BMO Bank of Montreal. "This team looks beyond its limited resources and recognizes that soccer about giving people in the community the opportunity to play, and keeping soccer accessible to kids in the neighbourhood."

"With every game, the Cachafaz prove that St. Anthony's is worth supporting," said Steve Bencsics, Head Coach of Ottawa St. Anthony Cachafaz. "In my 45 years with the club, I've seen determined boys develop into exceptional men who then stay on to mentor young players. I'm so proud of this team and what they've accomplished, including this recognition from BMO that will resonate within the community."

Ottawa St. Anthony Cachafaz's 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 youth soccer teams who demonstrate team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen weekly winners will be 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 press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20120717-cachafaz800.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