With the world’s biggest sporting event happening in Brazil, the home country of Havaianas, Martish Marketing Company couldn’t let it pass without throwing a celebration befitting the occasion, all for the love of football.
Havaianas partnered with the Ateneo de Davao University Athletics, for its All-girls 7 A Side Futbol Fest. The Futbol Fest took place on July 12, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 in the afternoon, at the Ateneo de Davao University Matina Campus Football Field. The participants were composed of more than 200 students who are 16 years old and younger. There was also an open category participated by local football clubs.
Martish is also one with the Ateneo Athletics’ aim to empower women and exemplify girl power through this Futbol Fest. “We are looking forward to support Ateneo in its vision to make more sports programs for women in the years to come,” Marga Nograles remarked in her opening speech. The fact that this all-girls football competition is the first of its kind in the country makes the partnership very promising.
The games started at 8 a.m., after the formal opening and ceremonial kick by Marga Nograles, Cong. Karlo Nograles, and Noli Ayo, Ateneo de Davao University Athletics Sports Director.
The games stretched on until 5:30 in the afternoon, and ended with the awarding of the winners and the MVPs.
The Ateneo Grade School and Ateneo High School football teams emerged champion for the 12 years old and below, and 14 years old and below categories. The 16 years old and below category was championed by Sakya Football Club, while Punta del Sol was champion for the Open Category.
The winning teams took home individual medals and trophies from Havaianas. Aside from the medals and trophies, the MVP of each category and the open category champion also received Havaianas Gift Certificates which entitle each of them to a pair of Havaianas flip-flops.
During the Futbol Fest, the Havaianas Pop-up Shop showcased the Havaianas Teams Collection. Martish also prepared a fun and exciting ‘Free Kick’ Activity for the participants. In this side activity, participants and guests had a chance to try kicking and shooting a soccer ball. Successful attempts merited the participant a free Havaianas Gift.