This summer has been infinitely more enjoyable for me, and it’s not because of the weather (obviously), the time spent on the patio (since that’s dependent on the weather), or the copious amounts of icy drinks I’ve enjoyed (I’ve lost count). The reason this summer totally rocks is that I am officially a soccer mom! That’s right, Ryder started a house league back in June, and now, I find myself participating in a whole range of soccer mom shenanigans.
I’ve stood on top of shaky folding chairs to cheer him on; hollered encouragement at him during warm up drills, and *tried* to avoid hanging my head in embarrassment that time he almost scored in his own net. Oh dear.
The point is, I’m his biggest fan and he absolutely deserves my love and support! And that’s why I’m so happy to partner with BMO to spread the word about the BMO Ready, Set, Goal! contest. The contest celebrates the sense of team spirit and camaraderie that makes soccer special – and, they’re on the hunt for the most spirited cheers across Canada! The lucky winners will have a chance to attend a Major League Soccer (MLS) game. Goal!
Here’s what you need to do:
Submit your team’s cheer video to www.BMOSoccer.com until September 26, 2014. Amateur videographers are welcomed! In fact, submissions can be shot from smart phones or home video cameras as the focus is on team spirit, rather than elaborate production. Youth soccer teams aged 7-12, from any level can enter their team’s cheer.
Reward for Entry Prize: By entering this contest, each entrant will receive a prize pack for their team that includes 15 water bottles plus a special offer from BMO!
Early Bird Prize: The first 500 entries will receive a Coaches Kit that includes 1 mesh soccer bag, 2 soccer balls, and 1 clipboard.
Weekly Prize: Each week up to 100 names will be randomly chosen to receive a $75 Prepaid MasterCard. This is a rolling prize over 10 weeks; every name that does not win will continue to be entered in the draw for the next week.
Grand Prize: One random team will win a team VIP weekend to a MLS match in October.
Furthermore, 26 coaches across the country will also receive $1,000 to go towards their soccer team. This cheque will be presented to them at a local BMO branch in their neighbourhood. (See official rules here.) …