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Battle of the Valleys

Battle of the Valleys

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
All Day


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2013 Battle of the Valleys is kicking off, running Nov 11-15, 2013!  This year's benefiting charity is S.P.O.R.T.S! Student Senate and Laker Traditions have paired up to work toward the mission of raising $25,000 for SPORTS and beating Saginaw Valley State University in this fundraising challenge. Just $1 per student means we can achieve this goal! Join us in the battle and shred red, bleed blue!


More on 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 BOTV runs from November 10th to 16th. Battle of the Valleys started in 2003 and SVSU has reigned as champion for some time now, but we are hoping to finally break that streak this year!


More on S.P.O.R.T.S (Students providing opportunities and recreation through sports)...


The concrete idea of this organization is to bring sports to children. However, through our various athletic ventures our goal is for kids to take home positive underlying values such as self confidence, motivation and acceptance that will ultimately better shape who they are as they move through adulthood. The leadership abilities that have been instilled in our founders will help guide children to discovering what their values mean to them so they may grow into prospering young adults. To make this organization as successful as possible, we will rely on our vision. Our dream is to reach all children, who may otherwise not have the chance to experience what it is like to participate in competitive sports.


To learn more about the organizations involved or the events planned, head over to the Battle of the Valleys website: and stay tuned to your OrgSync inbox! We will send you a full run down of ways to get involved the week before BOTV!


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This event also occurred on 11/11/2013, 11/12/2013, 11/14/2013, 11/15/2013 and 11/16/2013


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