Alpha Phi Omega raises funds for Doug Flutie Foundation

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The fraternity Alpha Phi Omega had a fundraiser for Autism on Feb. 27.
Foundation focuses on autism

By Christina Grannis/

On February 27, the fraternity Alpha Phi Omega held a fundraiser for the Doug Flutie foundation. Flutie was a former NFL quarterback and his son JR developed autism. Flutie and his wife, Laurie, established the foundation in honor of their son in 1998. The foundation has raised millions since and awards grants to people as often as they can. These grants go to supporting families, and helping with education and recreational opportunities. 

Alpha Phi Omega is a service fraternity that was in the Pogue student center asking people to color puzzle pieces and donate if they wanted to. They handed out pamphlets to inform others about the disorder and when autism awareness day is, which is April 2. The significance of the puzzle piece represents the unknown and complexity of the disorder and it also represents the natural way an autistic person thinks.

The fraternity ended up raising about $10 but appreciates any donations to the Flutie fund personally.