The Kappa Beta chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Texas Tech University is dedicated to supporting Autism Speaks. During the school year, Kappa Beta puts on two philanthropy events, hosts various restaurant giveback nights, and participates in the Autism Speaks Walk.
In November of 2018, we hosted our second annual Backyard BBQ and raised over $5,800 for Autism Speaks. This past year’s nighttime event featured a pie bar, hot chocolate, catering from Tom & Bingo’s Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q, and live music by Lane Coffman. Backyard games and fun photo ops were set out for attendees to enjoy. We had a great time and can't wait for next year!
Kappa Beta is proud to announce that our Fourth Annual AmaXing Challenge was a huge success! This year’s theme was Lip Sync Battle and was be held at the Alpha Xi Delta lodge on April 8th. People in the Texas Tech and Lubbock community teamed up and competed against one another in karaoke for a $200 prize. There was a huge stage for the lip sync battle, a food truck, lots of games, a candy bar, and more! Overall we raised over $5,600 for Autism Speaks! To end World Autism Month on an awesome note, the Kappa Beta chapter is looking forward to the Texas Tech University Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research's Walk for Autism Awareness on April 28th from 2-4pm.
In addition to our fall and spring events, our chapter supports Autism Speaks in other ways as well. This past year our chapter raised over $18,000 and was recognized as the number one fundraising team at the 2018 Fort Worth Autism Speaks Walk. You can also help us raise money by attending our giveback nights at local restaurants like Heff’s Burgers, Chipotle, Torchy’s Tacos, Chilis, and more. Check our Facebook page for updates on events throughout the year.