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Battle of the Valleys

A Brief History

‌For 14 consecutive years, students from Saginaw Valley State University and Grand Valley State University have seized the interest in the schools’ football rivalry and competed in a charitable fundraising competition known as “Battle of the Valleys."

A variety of entertaining fundraising activities make up the schedule (3,740kB) for the week. Past fund-raising activities have included:

  • Traveling bake sale
  • T-shirt sales
  • Donation collections at campus intersections
  • Car Smash
  • Date auction

2016 Benefactor 

Hidden Harvest was selected as SVSU's charitable partner for the 14th annual “Battle of the Valleys” fundraising competition.

Hidden Harvest strives to alleviate hunger and end food waste in the Bay, Midland, and Saginaw region.  Hidden Harvest does this by providing a safe, coordinated system of rescuing surplus food and redistributing it, free of charge, to recipient agencies that feed people in need.  Hidden Harvest rescues surplus food from area restaurants, food wholesalers, bakeries, grocery stores, farms, and anyplace else that has good, nutritious food to donate. Hidden Harvest then distributes good, surplus food to soup kitchens, food pantries, after-school programs, senior centers, shelters and other agencies serving those in need.