- Team vying to be 2012 BMO Team of the Week Champion, a title which includes $125,000 towards a field refurbishment
- Team's past fundraising initiatives have helped the London Food Bank, the Reforest London Campaign and the Canadian Liver Foundation
LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2012) - London's Nor'West Rebels will celebrate their recent selection as BMO Team of the Week and kick off their contention for BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion. The team will also use the occasion to launch a campaign to win the national title.
"This team has gone above and beyond in its community service efforts to support organizations such as the London Food Bank, the Reforest London Campaign and the Canadian Liver Foundation," said David Blyth, District Vice-President, Ontario Southwest, BMO Bank of Montreal. "Community involvement like this is good to see at a young age and BMO is proud to recognize this group of impressive players."
In recognition of the win, BMO will make a donation to the Children's Health Foundation on the team's behalf. The non-profit organization, dedicated to raising and granting funds to support specialized health care and research for children and youth in the London community, will receive a $500 cheque at the celebration.
|What:||Team celebration and prize distribution|
|When:||Saturday, July 14, 2012|
|1 p.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Where:||BMO Branch (Fanshawe Park Rd. W. & Hyde Park Rd.)|
|1285 Fanshawe Park Road W.|
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 starting April 18, 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, and a $5,000 donation to a charity of the team's choosing.
Krysta Cooke, Toronto