History in Photos
Total Wins: SVSU - 12, GVSU - 3
Battle of the Valleys is a tradition started in 2003 at Saginaw Valley State University and Grand Valley State University. This photo gallery shows some of the fundraising efforts through the years. SVSU has enjoyed the honor of keeping the Victoria trophy for ten consecutive contests.
2006 BOV Dodgeball
In 2006, one of the fund-raising activities included registering your team in dodgeball.
2006 Car Smash
A car smash has become a traditional fundraising event for BOV!
2010 The Price is Right
In 2010, the long-running game show "The Price Is Right" proved to be a winner in fundraising efforts.
2009 SVSU vs SVSU
In what started as a battle on the football field has become a friendly fundraising competition for local charities.
2009 Soup Kitchen
Each year a local charity applies and receives funds from the fundraising efforts.
2011 Name the Cardinal
While the Cardinal has long been the mascot of SVSU, it did not have a name. In 2011, as part of Battle of the Valleys, students voted for their favorite name for our beloved mascot. Coop won!
2012 Date Auction
The date auction is also a traditional fundraiser for BOV week.
2015 Students holding Victoria
Victoria is the BOV trophy. She is always welcome in Cardinal Country!