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GVSU, SVSU face off to raise funds for charity

Posted on October 26, 2016

Once again, Grand Valley State University is facing off against rival Saginaw Valley State University for the Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition. The proceeds raised at Grand Valley will go to the Laker Children's Fund, established in 2014 to assist groups and local non-profits that work with children.

The competition, which runs from October 30-November 5, coincides with the football game between the Grand Valley Lakers and Saginaw Valley Cardinals. The game takes place November 5 at 3 p.m. at the University Center in Saginaw. The winning university receives a traveling trophy, which is presented at half time at the football game.

Battle of the Valleys began in 2003 and has raised more than $510,000 for local and national charities that benefit children. The campus tradition is organized by Student Senate and Laker Traditions.

Fundraising events are scheduled each night of the week on Grand Valley's Allendale Campus and T-shirts will be sold in Kirkhof Center.

October 30: Pumpkin 5k at 10 a.m. at Enclave Apartments; Haunted Halls at 8 p.m. in Holton-Hooker Learning and Living Center

October 31: Angry Bird competition at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Kirkhof Center lobby

November 1: Pumpkin Smash from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. in Kirkhof Center lobby; GV's Got Talent at 9 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center

November 2: Pie Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in Kirkhof Center lobby; Mr. Laker at 9 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center

November 3: Battle of the Valleys Carnival from noon-3 p.m. in Kirkhof Center lobby; Super Smash Bros. Tournament from 3-11 p.m. in Kirkhof Center, room 2215; Family Fued at 9 p.m. in Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room

November 4: Battle of the Valley Carnival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Kirkhof Center lobby; Mission IMPROVable at 7 p.m. in Kirkhof Center, Pere Maruqette Room; Water Pong at 8 p.m. in Kirkhof Center lounge

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