American League MVP Josh Donaldson partners with Philips Norelco to 'bring the rain' for fans this holiday season

New online video introduces a smarter shaving solution and a chance for fans to win a clean shave of their own

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ -- The off-season is a time to perfect your game – your shaving game that is – and that's just what third baseman Josh Donaldson is doing in partnership with Philips Norelco. The dynamic duo is bringing a little color to the morning routine with a video that features a behind-the-curtain shaving moment and opportunity for fans to win a close shave this gifting season.

In the video, Donaldson swaps his baseball bat for a Philips Norelco Shaver Series 9000 to give fans a glimpse of his celebrated and much talked about grooming routine.  Known as the "Bringer of Rain," Donaldson opts for a wet shave – in the shower no less – and demonstrates his close-shave game via Philips' innovative smart shaving rotary technology.

"In addition to an outstanding season, Josh knows a thing or two about the importance of a strong grooming game," says Sasa Markovic, Senior Director Marketing, Personal Care North America. "Like Josh, Philips Norelco is committed to its trade and seeks to deliver smart shaving solutions that allow men to look their best and feel confident on and off the field."

"I'm so grateful to the fans who supported me and the team this season, which is why I'm excited to give back the love and provide them with a chance to win a Philips Norelco Shaver 9000," says Donaldson.  "Entering is easy: simply tweet my favorite emoji – the raindrops – to @PhilipsNorelco with the hashtag #BringerOfShaves and you could be a winner!"

The Philips Norelco Shaver Series 9000 is available in most mass and department stores including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls and Best Buy. For more information, please visit

*As compared to other Philips Norelco electric shavers

** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes begins on November 25, 2015 and ends on December 31, 2015. Void where prohibited.

About Royal Philips:
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 113,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

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For further information: Blair Baumwell, Philips Consumer Lifestyle, 203-351-5826,; Georgina Taee, OneVoice, 212.805.8015,

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