Ludacris, Carmelo Anthony and Rob Dyrdek Battle It Out With TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge

58004136Procter & Gamble’s TAG(TM) brand is proud to announce the “Signature Series,” a collaboration with hip-hop legend Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony and professional skateboarder and MTV personality Rob Dyrdek. The Signature Series includes three cologne quality scents featuring images of each celebrity on the packaging. The scents are Get Yours from Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Stay Up from Carmelo Anthony, and Make Moves from Rob Dyrdek. To kick off this new partnership, each celebrity will participate in the “TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge”, a national election-style battle between Ludacris, Carmelo and Rob to raise money for their individual charitable foundations by encouraging consumers to purchase their TAG Signature Series scents. Each celebrity’s charitable foundation will receive ten percent of the net realized sales of their product during the Charity Challenge promotion period. The celebrity with the highest net realized sales during the Charity Challenge period will receive an additional $25,000 donation for their foundation.

“The TAG Signature Series is all about helping the consumer to smell the good life and we have partnered with three unique celebrities that truly embody urban style and attitude to make that happen,” said Athena Kasvikis, assistant brand manager at P&G. “The TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge provides a unique fundraising opportunity to increase awareness for each celebrity foundation and to make a difference in the community.”

Ludacris will campaign on behalf of The Ludacris Foundation, an Atlanta-based organization that empowers children to take control of their own destiny; Carmelo will represent The Carmelo Anthony Foundation, a national organization dedicated to providing opportunities for underprivileged kids; and Rob will compete on behalf of The Skate Plaza Foundation, an organization that builds skate parks in developing communities.

The TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge kicks-off September 21, 2009 and will conclude on November 2, 2009. Consumers can participate in the Charity Challenge by purchasing their favorite TAG Signature Series scent at retailers nationwide. The celebrity winner of the Signature Series Charity Challenge will be announced during a live press conference in mid November. Consumers can learn more about the TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge by visiting www.Facebook.com/TAG. Consumers visiting the TAG Facebook page will also be provided with details on how to be entered for a chance to win a one-on-one moment with one of the TAG celebrities.

“As someone who often wears multiple hats — hip-hop entertainer, entrepreneur, actor and philanthropist — I am excited about working with TAG on my new scent Get Yours. It’s the smell of confidence which is what everybody needs to get yours in this world,” says Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. “The TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge is a great opportunity to help The Ludacris Foundation, so I’m excited to unite everyone in the ludaverse to take down Melo and Rob.”

“My new TAG scent Stay Up is all about me being fresh whether I’m on the court or hanging out with my friends,” says Carmelo Anthony. “Winning the TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge would help The Carmelo Anthony Foundation expand the resources we have to invest in programs that empower kids and help build a positive community.”

“I’m always on-the-go, so my new TAG scent Make Moves is all about how I live my life, free and unstoppable,” says Rob Dyrdek. “There’s no question that I’m going to win the TAG Signature Series Charity Challenge. Luda and Melo might be stars, but they don’t have a TV show like I have to mobilize my fans to pick up Make Moves and help The Skate Plaza Foundation.”

Pictured: Ludacris, Carmelo Anthony, and Rob Dyrdek during the launch party for TAG signature series of body sprays at The London Hotel on July 28, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for TAG)