Alpha Xi Delta is a sorority on campus whose philanthropy is Autism Speaks.
Helping to raise awareness for Autism, Alpha Xi Delta walks around Columbus to support Autism Speaks and sends out a letter of love in November asking for donations.
“Autism Speaks has only been up for eight years and since working with them we have raised over 8 million dollars,” said Amanda Rawlins, philanthropy vice president for Alpha Xi Delta.
This year, Alpha Xi Delta’s Amazing Challenge presented their first annual Football Frenxi. It took place on Sept 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the intramural fields.
Football Frenxi was a bracket-style flag football tournament with two different brackets: men’s and women’s.
Registration started during the first week of September. This event was open to the entire campus to participate. There was a wide variety of events and activities for those who signed up or just attended.
During the day there was corn hole, music, golf and raffle baskets. Also a silent auction was held, where an attendee could pie one of the sisters or take part in a dog kissing booth.
The chapter sold food and snacks, Football Frenxi eye blacks, t-shirts, pom-poms and foam fingers. All proceeds went to Autism Speaks.
They were glad to have everyone come out and support Autism Speaks and raise awareness for Autism because, “a lot of the sisters have children or at least a family member with Autism,” said Amanda.
According to Amanda, the event had a great turnout. Eight teams played and the event raised a total of $1,528 for Autism Speaks.