Soccer standouts sought

Nationwide youth soccer program BMO Team of the Week seeks nominees.

BMO Financial Group has kicked off the third year of its nationwide youth soccer program, BMO Team of the Week, and is seeking nominees of communities who demonstrate team pride, spirit, community commitment and passion for the game.

The contest, open to youth soccer players aged 7-12, recognizes 15 weekly winners. For the next 15 weeks, Canadian soccer coaches, parents and community members can nominate their favourite youth soccer team at BMOsoccer.com. Plus, individuals who submit a nomination get the chance to earn 200 Bonus AIR MILES reward miles.

For the past two years, thousands of kids and parents in communities across Canada have taken part.

BMO Team of the Week winners will be announced weekly starting April 17, and will receive a celebration at their local BMO branch, $500, BMO Team of the Week tracksuits and a $500 donation to a local charity. Each of the winning teams will become finalists for the grand prize and vie for the title of BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion, a title that is decided by the Canadian public through online daily voting at BMOsoccer.com from August 5-19.