Woodbridge Volunteer Honoured at Toronto FC Game

    Toni Canale Parola named BMO Community Hero of the Game

    - BMO program recognizes individuals who make a significant contribution
    to the community
    - Toni Canale Parola tossed the coin to kick off Saturday's match
    - Toni helped start an indoor youth recreational soccer league, among
    other initiatives

    TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - BMO Financial Group has discovered another hero
in the community of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to make
Toronto a better place to live. Toni Canale Parola was honoured as the BMO
Community Hero of the Game during Saturday's match between Toronto FC and the
Kansas City Wizards at BMO Field.
    Toni's volunteer work is focused on the youth in his community where he
is in charge of organizing youth events and activities for The Cervaro
Cultural Society and has helped start an indoor youth recreational soccer
league with the New Life Christian Church Indoor Soccer League.
    Toni contributes much of his time to his community by becoming involved
in numerous fundraisers and community programs and organizations. He has
participated in various fundraising events such as Easter Seals 24 hour relay,
Becel Ride for Heart, ALS hike and Icewave indoor beach volleyball in support
of Sick Kids Hospital.
    Toni appeared on the jumbotron and his name and story were announced
in-stadium and he was on the field to do the coin toss with the two captains
and referees to kick off Saturday's match. He received two Toronto FC jerseys
and two tickets to upcoming Toronto FC game.
    As part of the bank's presenting sponsorship agreement with the team, BMO
Financial Group and the Toronto FC are joining forces to recognize a BMO
Community Hero of the Game before every Toronto FC home game this year. The
program recognizes individuals who generously give their time and talents to
help our communities thrive. Nomination forms are available at torontofc.ca.
    BMO Financial Group is proud to support soccer across Canada from
mini-soccer players to the professional level. Our deep commitment to the
Beautiful Game is evident from the beginning of the curve with our grassroots
branch sponsorship of close to 300 youth teams nationally and sponsorship of
200 mini-festivals across the country. The relationship continues along
through our title support of elite youth players with our BMO National
Championships through to our professional teams support (TFC & Vancouver
Whitecaps) combined with soccer venue title sponsorship (BMO Field).

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Kasia Lech, kasia.lech@bmo.com,
(416) 867-3915, Internet: www.bmo.com, www.torontofc.com

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