Over time, Battle of the Valleys has become one of SVSU's proudest and most meaningful traditions. The event seized the interest in the football rivalry of SVSU and Grand Valley State University to include a charitable fundraising competition the week of the football game. After 16 years of competition, the GVSU Student Senate voted to end their involvement in the charitable fundraising competition. SVSU's Student Association has reconfigured and continued this event on their own — titled “Battle of the Valley,” taking place this year October 18th - 24th. Grand Valley's rescindment of their participation has not and will not hinder the philanthropic spirit of our Cardinal family. We will battle on for years to come.