KOCHVILLE TWP, MI – Saginaw Valley State College college students will proceed the custom of supporting group organizations because the Battle of the Valleys fundraising contest enters its twentieth yr.
SVSU’s Scholar Affiliation, its pupil authorities, has introduced that it has chosen Self Love Magnificence as a charity associate for this yr’s contest.
Self Love Magnificence is a Midland-based non-profit group aimed toward enhancing the psychological and emotional well being of youngsters and younger adults.
The group gives applications that assist develop confidence, shallowness, and social and emotional well-being.
Since its founding in 2018, Self Love Magnificence claims to have helped greater than 2,500 folks throughout the Nice Lakes Bay area.
Madison Pignatelli, an elementary schooling main from Saginaw, and Chase Valuet, an accounting main from Warren, are co-chairs of BOV.
Pignatelli mentioned that the spirit of restitution was on the coronary heart of the choice.
“This yr marks our twentieth anniversary for the Battle of the Valleys,” mentioned Pignatelli. “We need to assist communities develop collectively”.
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Total, 33 non-profit organizations have utilized to be beneficiaries of this yr’s Battle of the Valleys.
Valuet says she selected Self Love Magnificence as a result of the group helps a mission that many younger folks perceive.
“What the group actually does and represents has struck each hearts,” Valuet mentioned. “Giving younger folks and folks of their early maturity an outlet to take care of psychological well being issues, consuming problems and different issues like that has meant rather a lot.”
Battle of the Valleys started in 2003 as a fundraising competitors between the coed our bodies of SVSU and Grand Valley State College, benefiting from the soccer rivalry between the 2 faculties.
After transferring away from fundraising in 2019 and 2020, GVSU is again in 2021; nevertheless, he lately introduced that he is not going to compete this yr.
Since 2003, the SVSU Scholar Affiliation has raised over $ 500,000 for regional nonprofits via Battle of the Valleys.
SVSU has received the fundraising contest 14 of the 17 years during which it competed with GVSU.
The Battle of the Valleys 2022 occasion will kick off on Monday, September 26 with quite a lot of on-campus actions and culminate on the SVSU-GVSU soccer match on Saturday, October 1 at GVSU.
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