Battle of the Valleys
BATTLE OF THE VALLEYS
What is Battle of the Valleys?
Battle of the Valleys (BOTV) has become a long-standing tradition at Grand Valley State University. It works to create a connection between students, alumni, local businesses, and the surrounding community through a friendly competition between our school and our rival, Saginaw Valley State University. The competition helps to develop a sense of pride and gets our students to unite behind a great cause. Each university picks their own local charity to raise money for the week prior to the football game between GVSU and SVSU, this year the week being November 7-11th. Battle of the Valleys originated in 2003 and SVSU is currently winning the fundraising competition 5-3, which is a streak we're hoping to change.
For a list of this year's events, click on our "Schedule of Events" tab!
This Year's Charity
This year, the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan is the Battle of the Valleys charity. This charity helps support individuals overcoming mental illness, but also shapes the community's understanding of what mental health is. For more information, go online to www.themhf.org.
Four Easy Ways to Donate to Battle of the Valleys:
- Find an on-campus contribution spot, or at the Student Senate office.
- Attend and contribute at any Battle of the Valleys event.
- Donate a dollar while purchasing a meal at any on-campus food location.
- Buy a BOTV T-shirt!
- Go to Peppino's and present this flyer to your server and 15% of your bill will go to BOTV.
Additional Information about Battle of the Valleys:
For additional information about BOTV, please feel free to contact the chairs Jennie Hlady at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Hay at email@example.com, or visit the Student Senate website at www.gvsu.edu/studentsenate.
Page last modified October 29, 2012