Bethany’s Alpha Xi Delta to Sponsor ‘Football FrenXi’ for Autism Speaks 

BETHANY, W.Va.—The women of the Delta Chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Bethany College will host a flag football tournament in Bethany College’s Recreational Center. The tournament will be held Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will help raise funds to support Autism Speaks.

During the event, Alpha Xi Delta members will host a flag football tournament, “Football FrenXi,” between other Greek chapters, students and faculty to find the best team at Bethany College. Chapter members have been assisting Autism Speaks in their quest to raise money since declaring their new philanthropy in April 2009.

Alpha Xi Delta President April O’Brien said, “We are so excited to raise funds and awareness for Autism Speaks through this fun event. It is great to bring the campus together to work for a really good cause.”

This year, Alpha Xi Delta selected Autism Speaks as their national philanthropic focus, an initiative that emphasizes voluntary service to help children develop good character, a sense of personal responsibility and self esteem, while raising awareness about autism.

Alpha Xi Delta national sorority was founded in 1893 at Lombard College, now Knox College, in Galesburg, Ill. Dedicated to the advancement of women’s education, leadership, scholarship, and service to the community, the sorority has more than 130,000 members.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.