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March 5, 2018

SVSU seeking charity partner for 2018 Battle of the Valleys competition

Battle of the Valley CheckSaginaw Valley State University students have shown an incredible passion to support their surrounding community over the past 15 years, raising more than $350,000 to support numerous worthy causes and charitable organizations during the annual Battle of the Valleys fundraising competition.

In 2017, the SVSU community raised $32,000 in one week for The Mustard Seed shelter, a Saginaw organization that provides a safe housing option for women and their children in need. The SVSU Student Association hosted a luncheon on campus Friday, Feb. 9 to express appreciation for the many people who volunteered for Battle of the Valleys and to formally present the funds to Amy Roe, director of The Mustard Seed and an SVSU alumna.

The SVSU Student Association is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in serving as SVSU's charity partner for 2018. The deadline to apply is Friday, April, 20. 

For more information or to request an application, please contact Caitlin Coulter, Battle of the Valleys coordinator, at

The 2018 Battle of the Valleys will take place Sunday, Oct. 21 to Friday, Oct. 26, leading up to the football game at SVSU Saturday, Oct. 27.

For more information on Battle of the Valleys, please visit