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With the help of Havas Sports & Entertainment, Gillette welcomed three world renowned football stars to the city of Valencia, Spain, for the Gillette Challenge without Limits.

Hosted at the City of Arts and Sciences, one of the most modern and spectacular architectural complexes, last Wednesday May 12 the Gillette Challenge without Limits brought together 100 guests and media to witness the day's events.

As part of the Challenge without Limits, football players Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez faced-off in a challenge of skill, which consisted of each of them trying to score the most goals while keeping their kick as precise as possible to help them attain the highest scores. The shooting point was placed at 15 meters high, on the terrace of the Principe Felipe Museum. The goal was situated on a vertical structure, 35 meters away. Under these extreme circumstances and with gusts of wind as well, Henry came out on top as the winner of the challenge. The Spanish football star Kaká, who was also invited to the event, presented the winner with a check from Gillette for the value of 1000 football kits to be donated to Latin American youth.

Following the challenge, a press conference welcomed key media from Spain, Mexico, and Brazil, as they questioned the three athletes about the upcoming World cup, the Spanish Liga, the Challenge without Limits, and their thoughts on being a part of the Gillette Champions.

The event was hosted by Paulo Futre, a well-known International football figure, as the master of ceremonies.

Rounding out the evening was a session of one to one interviews with each of the Gillette Champions, in which the media had the opportunity to interview them on an individual basis.

The management and organization of the Valencia event was realized by Havas Sports & Entertainment through their local agencies in Mexico and Spain.

Havas Sports & Entertainment Mexico won the Procter & Gamble business around their World Cup promotions early this year, and will be helping roll out their football campaign "Mega G" pre and post the major event in South Africa.

Lucien Boyer, President and CEO of the Havas Sports & Entertainment Global network said, "We are very excited to continue our collaboration with Procter & Gamble, through this fun and engaging event. These types of events further prove the relevancy of our global network in pushing forward and supporting campaigns of such a large International scale. We look forward to more projects of this calibre, and accompanying Procter & Gamble on a strategic consulting level, but also on the operational set-up aspects of projects in both Europe and Latam."

About Havas Sports & Entertainment

Havas Sports & Entertainment is Havas Media's global sports and entertainment communication network and operates globally through 20 offices across four continents.

Its 400 professionals offer strategic and operational support to brands, media and institutions. They work to connect brands to the world of sport, broadcast, films, music, gaming, arts, celebrities and causes by creating and delivering experiences and unique content for the consumer. Havas Sports & Entertainment's core capabilities impact all areas of sponsorship and brand integration: ranging from strategic planning and communication platforms creation, rights negotiation, activation programs and implementation, to performance assessment

Havas Sports & Entertainment international clients include:  Coca-Cola, adidas, Hyundai Kia, Castrol, Louis Vuitton, Orange, Veolia, Allianz, Mars, Repsol, Areva, Carrefour, BMI, Santander, EDF & EDF Energy, Puig, Motorola, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Reckitt Benckiser, FxPro, sports organizations such as FIFA, the Argentinean Tennis Association, the Association of Tennis Professionals, the English Premier League, the International Cricket Council, 2011 Pan-American Games, the Annecy 2018 Bid Committee, the Ryder Cup 2018 French Bid, and media such as Sky TV, among others. Havas Sports & Entertainment is the official organizer of the Global Sports Forum Barcelona, alongside the City of Barcelona.

For more information please visit www.havas-se.com

About Procter & Gamble

Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Gillette MACH3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®,Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head &Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G community includes approximately 135,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its Brands.


Havas Sports & Entertainment Global
Melina Baetti

Network Communications Manager
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