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Football FrenXi leaves an impression for Alpha Xi Delta

Students at Ohio Northern and the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta play flag football to raise money for Autism Speaks. (photo/ Ashlee McDonnell)

From Blue Pancake dinners to the Fall Carnival, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta at Ohio Northern University continually come up with various fundraising events to raise money for Autism Speaks. The varieties are endless, and each event comes with even more success.

On September 5 at 11 a.m., the sisters of Alpha Xi hosted their first Football FrenXi. The event brought many students to the Tundra to participate in a competitive game of flag football, as well as make a name for this new event.

The football game consisted of two divisions, including boys and co-ed divisions. Each game lasted 10-20 minutes per half. The game followed the standard rules of flag football, in which the players tore the flags off the players instead of tackling them. During the event, athletes from the ONU football team volunteered their time to serve as referees for the games. The sisters of Alpha Xi worked to time the game and create brackets to ensure the game ran smoothly for all participants.

Though the event had never been hosted on Ohio Northern’s campus before, students were eager to attend and came together to make the event a success for the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta. The event had a total of nine teams and all of the participants left exhausted.

Tiffany Kline, Alpha Xi Delta’s Publicity Chairman, talked about the importance of philanthropy to the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta.

“Philanthropy is something we are very passionate about. We always put all of our effort into our philanthropy events because we want to give the most for Autism Speaks,” Tiffany said.

By having new events for the students of Ohio Northern, the sisters of Alpha Xi are continually providing ONU students with engaging opportunities. As always, they have their annual Blue Dinner and Fall Carnival each year. However, the new events generate more excitement and promote more awareness for students to come out and support Autism Speaks.

Dani Kendall, Philanthropy Chairman of Alpha Xi Delta, put together the event and is responsible for the planning of many new Alpha Xi philanthropy events on campus.

When the event was done, the sisters of Alpha Xi had raised over $1,170 for Autism Speaks. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to these events to support Alpha Xi’s philanthropy. Participants leave with a long-lasting impression about the importance of community and joining together to support Alpha Xi Delta’s meaningful causes.

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