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The Laker Varsity Challenge has begun!

Grand Valley State University Athletics is proud to announce the inaugural "Varsity Athlete Challenge." It's a friendly competition between Grand Valley varsity teams, encouraging former student athletes to donate to a fund of their choice. We have 3,616 former student athletes of record, and you are one of them. Help current students by making a donation toward an athletic program today!

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Charts last updated 7/28/2014.


  • How does your team win?
    The varsity team with the highest percentage of participation this fiscal year and the team with the largest percent increase in participation from the previous year will each win $1,000 for their varsity team.
  • How do you participate?
    All you need to do is donate any amount to a fund of your choice, which can include your team's designated fund at GVSU. Every former varsity athlete who makes a gift between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 will be counted toward the challenge.
  • How does your participation help your Grand Valley varsity team?
    This challenge provides all of our former athletes with a great opportunity to get involved. By making a donation of any amount and encouraging your former teammates to do the same, you can have a meaningful impact on your team's chance to win $1,000 to meet their athletic needs in the future.
  • Are you up for the challenge? 
    The challenge begins now! Questions? Contact Kim Schmidt at 616.331.3592 or email schmidtk@gvsu.edu.