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Battle of the Valleys competition will benefit local nonprofit

  • The winner of Battle of the Valleys will be announced at the football game against Saginaw Valley on November 10.

Posted on November 01, 2012

For the 10th year in a row, Grand Valley State University will compete with Saginaw Valley State University to raise the most donations for a selected charity. Donations from this year’s weeklong battle will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, an organization that aims to create and sustain a community which supports and understands people with mental illness.

The battle will kick-off with a 5K run/walk on Saturday, November 3, with events and fundraisers running through November 11. The winner will be announced at halftime during the Grand Valley vs. Saginaw Valley football game at Saginaw Valley on Saturday, November 10.

Sponsored by Grand Valley’s Student Senate, Battle of the Valleys has raised more than $100,000 for local charities since the event began in 2003. The campus tradition aims to develop school pride and bring together students to support a charitable cause.

Other ways to donate include purchasing a Battle of the Valleys T-shirt for $10 in the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus from November 6-9, and donating a dollar while purchasing a meal at any on-campus food location.
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