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Calgary's Blizzard Bayern Named BMO Team of the Week

- Blizzard Bayern becomes the third finalist in the running for grand prize of $125,000 towards a field upgrade, a $5,000 donation to the team's charity of choice, plus a trip to see a Canadian MLS or National Team home game

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2013) -

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BMO Bank of Montreal today announced the third of 15 weekly BMO Team of the Week Winners. Calgary's Blizzard Bayern, a group of under-10 girls, receive a $500 team prize, a $500 donation to the charity of the team's choice, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits plus a community celebration at a local BMO branch.

"Blizzard Bayern is a talented and confident group of young ladies who are focused on giving back to not only the community, but also to each other," said Jens Lipper, Coach, Blizzard Bayern. "What the girls have done both on and off the field, and how they've grown, is truly inspiring. I'm so proud of the team for being recognized as a BMO Team of the Week."

BMO Team of the Week is BMO's national grassroots soccer program, which recognizes youth soccer teams (age 7-12) across Canada for team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game. Fifteen teams will be selected as BMO Team of the Week winners and will then vie for the title of 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion. The Champion will be determined by the Canadian public who can vote daily online at from August 5-19 for the team they feel is most deserving of the award.

"The Blizzard Bayern play soccer for the love of the game, exhibiting true spirit of sportsmanship and serving as a splendid example of the high quality of youth soccer in Canada," said Robert Hayes, Senior Vice-President, Alberta & Northwest Division, BMO Financial Group. "It is my pleasure to congratulate Blizzard Bayern on a well-deserved BMO Team of the Week title."

Blizzard Bayern's full team profile can be viewed at

About BMO and Soccer

BMO supports soccer across Canada from youth players in local neighbourhoods and communities all the way up to the professional level. Our deep commitment to 'The Beautiful Game' is evident from the beginning of the curve with our grassroots sponsorship of more than 1,000 youth teams nationally. The relationship continues with support of Canada's men's and women's national teams, our professional teams (Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Montreal Impact) and our soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).

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 17, and entered for a chance to be voted by Canadians as BMO Team of the Week 2013 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, or Canadian National Team home game. Former BMO Team of the Week Champions include Glen Shields Sun Devils 2000 (2011) and Ladner Storm (2012).

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Krysta Cooke, Toronto
(416) 867-3996

Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596

Valerie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224

Twitter: @BMOSoccer