Voting opens for Pitt Rockets

The Pitt Meadows Rockets are hoping for some community support as they try to become BMO’s 2011 Team of the Week champion.

The U-10 girls’ soccer team was selected as one of the 15 BMO teams of the week in June, which puts them in the running to towards a $125,000 field refurbishment/upgrade along with a $5,000 cheque to the charity of their choice and a trip to see a Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps game.

They will need help from the community to achieve their goal, however, as the winner will be determined by an online vote.

Voting started Aug. 1 and continues to Aug. 15.

Coach Jamie Schwingenschloegl said the team is dedicated to the sport of soccer, and to the community.

This year the team organized its own community food bank drive, which resulted in more than 700 items being collected, enough to feed every hungry child in Pitt Meadows for a month.

“They are all exemplary students and great community role models,” said Schwingenschloegl.

• To vote for the Rockets, visit