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GVSU Lakers take on SVSU Cardinals during 15th Battle of the Valleys

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Posted on September 20, 2017

For the 15th year, Grand Valley State University is facing off against rival Saginaw Valley State University to raise the most funds during the Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition. 

Proceeds raised at Grand Valley will go to the Laker Children's Fund, established in 2014 to assist groups and local nonprofits that work with children. 

The competition, which runs from September 24-30, will conclude with the football game between the Grand Valley Lakers and Saginaw Valley Cardinals. The game takes place September 30 at 7 p.m. at Lubbers Stadium. The university that raises the most funds will receive 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 Grand Valley's Student Senate and Laker Traditions Team.

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

September 24: Beach Volleyball Tournament at 10 a.m., Outdoor Volleyball Courts; Car Wash, 2-5 p.m., Walker Fire Station

September 25: Laker Family Feud, 7 p.m., Grand River Room, $25 per team, register team at

September 26: Fundraising Fair, noon, Kirkhof Center lawn; GV's Got Talent, 9 p.m., Cook-DeWitt Center

September 27: Pie Day, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Kirkhof Center lobby

September 28: Water Pong, 8 p.m., Kirkhof Center

September 30: Tailgate, 4-6:30 p.m., Outside Basketball Courts 1, 2, and 3

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