Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Alpha Xi Delta Supports Autism Speaks

Since 2009, the Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity has been in partnership with Autism Speaks. This year, the fraternity proudly announced that they have reached a milestone of $1 million in total donations. The Bethany College Delta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is honored to have played a role in this achievement.

In the fall of 2012, the Delta Chapter began what they hope will become tradition for their charity fundraising. On Sept. 2, the sisters attended the Washington Wild Things’ Fan Appreciation baseball game at Falconi Field. Here, they were given the opportunity to set up a booth at the gate and collect donations, while spreading awareness for Autism Speaks. Sister Amanda Neilsen threw the first pitch following the announcement of the group’s cause. With the support of 20 tickets purchased by Bethany College’s Office of Student Life and the donations of the Wild Things fans, the Delta Chapter raised $196.43 for the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. 

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