Bethany College Alpha Xi Delta hosts Football FrenXi for Autism Speaks

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Although it was a chilly Sunday in Bethany, dozens of students came out for the sixth annual Football FrenXi for Autism Speaks at Bison Stadium. 

Autism Speaks is the philanthropic cause of sorority Alpha Xi Delta, and each year they host the football tournament to help reach their fundraising goal. 

Aside from raising money, they also want to raise awareness about what autism really is. 

“Autism affects many people, and it’s not quite understood completely. There are a lot of misconceptions about it. We’re here to dispel those misconceptions and to show that it’s a lot more than just a disorder. It’s a way of life,” said philanthropy Vice President Jordan Moore. 

About seven teams and more than 70 students participated. 

The winning team will have their picture taken and get bragging rights until next year. 

This is the sixth year for the Football FrenXi, and many campus organizations look forward to getting their team together every year. 

The Alpha Xi Delta sisters say bringing people together is one of their goals.

“We’ve done a lot of things on campus for people to get involved. We’ve lit up the buildings blue at night and stuff like that. From this, we just want to bring the community together to support Autism Speaks,” said Sydnee Lipscomb. 

Although World Autism Month is almost over, you can always support Autism Speaks by visiting their website AutismSpeaks.org.

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