BMO is a Proud supporter of youth Soccer Nominate a Team today & Contest Alert

Sports are a very important part of a child’s life. The support of a coach and the feeling of being on a team are very valuable. The self confidence a child builds being on a team is worth the effort form all. Soccer is a great sport for kids of all ages. You can start them off very young and they can grow with the team. My boys both played soccer and made life long friends from their teams. 

BMO recognizes the importance of youth soccer and is supporting it in a few ways.


BMO Team of the Week Program

Ambassadors Erin McLeod, Diana Matheson and Rhian Wilkinson from the Canadian Women’s National team each week award one youth team each week to be the BMO Team of the Week. Youth teams are U7-U12

What does this get the Youth team? 

A chance at winning the grand prize: $125,000 for field refurbishments in the community, $5,000 to be donated to a local charity and a once in a lifetime VIP experience at an MLS or National team game. 

Time is running out to nominate- BMO wants your help to ensure every community across Canada has a chance and is represented. Nominations are accepted until July 12 2013 . Nominate a team today!

When you nominate a BMO Team of the Week, you will be eligible to receive up to 200 BONUS Air Miles.

BMO youth soccer
When you nominate a team make sure you complete all required fields, add a photo or video and tell us why you should be the next BMO Team of the Week.  After all 15 teams have been announced, Canada will vote for their favourite team. The finalist with the most number of votes will be crowned the BMO TOTW 2013 Champion. Parents, coaches, and community supporters can nominate the team. 

Wait there is more!

BMO Soccer has also launched a weekly Twitter giveaway with#BMOKickets and a Facebook Application contest the BMO Soccer Showdown.

BMO Kickets Twitter Contest:

  • Contest Link: Follow @BMOSoccer #BMOKickets for contest details
  • Prizes: 2 tickets to every Canadian MLS home game and occasional Canadian Women’s National Team signed jersey giveaways.
  • Dates: May 6, 2013 – October 14, 2013

BMO Soccer Showdown

  • Contest Link:
  • Prizes: (1) trip for two to the 2013 MLS All Star game in Kansas City July 31 OR a $2,500 pre-paid BMO MLS MasterCard
  • Dates: May 29, 2013 – July 10, 2013
  • BMO wants to know – what Canadian MLS team has the most fanatical fans!

So get Tweeting, entering and be sure to nominate a team you know. Please share with other Soccer fans so the youth across Canada have a chance at being nominated.


Good luck!


  1. This is so awesome! It's so important to recognize and support youth soccer and I love that BMO does! How great that you can nominate a team!

  2. Koala Bear Writer says

    Sound totally cool! My girls are only 5 and 3, but they will be doing a "sports" camp this summer and trying out a variety of sports. My hubby plays rugby and I have several friends who play soccer so we'll see if they get into any ball sports. 🙂
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  3. inkscrblr says

    My kids haven't played soccer in awhile competitively anyways. We play in the backyard a lot. I support anything that keeps kids active. So important. BMO is a company that makes smart choices on who they support and the issues they align themselves with. I am thinking of the huge investment they made to children's mental health also. I love that about them. It shows heart. Now that I have said that and seen this post it's got me thinking I should move some money around. I have two banks – different than BMO – and truthfully one supports environment and literacy and I know that and like that. They are also service oriented and social media savvy. But the other just kind of supports one issue which is a big issue, but I have no huge personal connection to that charity. I think to myself – hmmm…maybe I should walk my mortgage down the street to BMO next time it's up for renewal. I like that they care about the future.
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  4. This is fantastic! Most local sports groups don't have a budget. It's so nice that BMO is supporting them.
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  5. christinemcn says

    What an awesome initiative! I love when businesses recognize and support youth activities!
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  6. I am really enjoying seeing more and more corporations give back!
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  7. multitestingmommy says

    What a great initiative! So glad to see BMO supporting kids' sports like this!
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  8. I'll definitely be passing this info along to a few soccer crazy families that I know! Thanks!

  9. I have very fond memories of playing in a soccer lead as a kid! I love that BMO is supporting kids soccer, and giving the teams something extra!!
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  10. What an awesome contest – this will make a very real and big impact on the lucky community!
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  11. oh I love that, our kids just joined a team sport for the first time this year. it's so important for the kids, I know our community teams could use this. good to see companies giving back!
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  12. Great to see companies like BMO supporting kids staying active! We haven't reached the competitive soccer stage yet but I'm sure we will in a few years.
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  13. We are just starting to get into the world of "sports" DS is taking his first swimming lessons next week. If that goes well we will start branching out into team sports like soccer or t-ball.
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  14. Love youth soccer – what a wonderful way to honour it. May the best team win!
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