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Media Advisory: Mooredale Lightning Gold 2000 Celebrate BMO Team of the Week Title

- Team eligible for 2012 BMO Team of the Week Champion title, which includes $125,000 towards a field refurbishment

- U-12 boys team has independently established its own charitable organization, Kids In Sports Foundation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 26, 2012) - Mooredale Lightning Gold 2000 of Toronto are celebrating their recent win as BMO Team of the Week and kicking off their contention for BMO Team of the Week 2012 Champion at the Manulife Centre BMO branch at 55 Bloor St. W. Mooredale Lightning Gold 2000 have selected Kids in Sports Foundation, a charitable organization which they founded themselves, as the recipient of a $500 donation from BMO as part of the win. The Foundation's goals are to provide financial support for young soccer players in Toronto and build a soccer facility within the city.

"These boys clearly eat, drink and breathe soccer," said Lily Capriotti, District Vice President, GTA Central, BMO Bank of Montreal. "But their passion for creating something that will help less fortunate kids play soccer makes them an excellent choice as Team of the Week winner. Through their creation of the Kids In Sports Foundation, they've raised over $300,000 to aid inner-city athletes all over Toronto, with the long-term goal of providing a subsidized inner-city soccer facility."

What: Team Celebration and prize distribution
When: July 27, 2012
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: 55 Bloor St West - 2nd Floor
Manulife Centre
Toronto, ON

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 and 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.

For further information:
For media inquiries or to confirm attendance:
Krysta Cooke, Toronto
(416) 867-3996