AURORA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - On Friday, July 12, Aurora Stingers U9 girls will celebrate with their community after being named this year's eleventh BMO Team of the Week for 2013. The award puts them in the running to be named the BMO Team of the Week 2013 Champion, a title that comes with $125,000 towards a local field refurbishment - the largest grand prize of its kind in Canada.
To honour the win, BMO will hold a celebration for the Stingers at a local BMO Branch and present them with a $500 cash prize and BMO Team of the Week tracksuits. BMO will also donate $500 to the team's chosen charity, the Aurora Food Pantry - a local organization providing food to individuals in need. The team has graciously decided to donate their $500 cash prize to the Swedlo family who the girls have proudly supported during their son's illness.
"This astonishing young team defines the essence of determination, perseverance, love, friendship and teamwork that goes far beyond the game they love to play, said George Georgeiopoulos, Head Coach of the Aurora Stingers U9 Girls. "This is a truly inspirational group of girls who have a tremendous amount of pride in their team and in their community."
|What:||BMO Team of the Week Community celebration and prize distribution|
|When:||Friday July 12, 2013|
|6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Where:||BMO Bank of Montreal|
|668 Wellington St. E|
|Who:||Geoffrey Dawe, Mayor, City of Aurora|
|Pam Singh, BMO Branch Manager, plus BMO employees|
|Aurora Food Pantry representative|
|Team Sponsors including: Piva Construction, Nino D'Aversa Bakery, Dr. Michelberger Orthodontist, Canada Base, FUNRaising Events, Magna Syber Systems, KSL Industrial and Encarnita's Hair Salon|
|Katelyn May, BMO Team of the Week representative|
|Aurora Stingers U9 Girls, plus their families and friends|
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 FC, or Canadian National Team home game. Former BMO Team of the Week Champions include Glen Shields Sun Devils 2000 (2011) and Ladner Storm (2012).