Wake Up! Philly's Men Are Cookin' Celebrates 26th Annual Event With 80's 'School Daze' Theme

Fox 29's Quincy Harris & "Philly-famous" Chefs Will Cook Up Food & Fun Benefitting College Scholarships
 
 
Philly's Men Are Cookin' Returns With 80's "School Daze" Theme In November
Philly's Men Are Cookin' Returns With 80's "School Daze" Theme In November
 
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PHILADELPHIA - Nov. 4, 2018 - PRLog -- 'Spike Lee's hit film School Daze celebrated the good, bad, and ugly of Black Greek life at Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU's). Thirty years later, members of the nation's oldest African American sorority are reviving this 80's classic in celebration of the 26th annual Philly's Men Are Cookin' on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 7 PM at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum located at 6825 Norwich Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. More than 1,000 men and women are expected to dress in their favorite "old school" attire at the city's premier celebration of taste featuring great networking and fabulous entertainment with music from the 80's and 90's. This year there will also be a special "half-time" performance by members of the Lincoln University marching band. The marching band performances during college football games are a treasured tradition at HBCU's. Philly's Men Are Cookin' is sponsored by The Ivy Legacy Foundation, the non-profit arm of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Rho Theta Omega Chapter, which uses proceeds from this annual fundraiser to award college scholarships, fund year-round mentoring programs, and to support educational endeavors of Philadelphia area youth..

Fox 29's Quincy Harris is a long time celebrity chef for Philly's Men Are Cookin. This year he will emcee the evening adding his unique star power and excitement. Browns Family Shoprite owner Jeff Brown will be on hand as one of the celebrity chefs along with more than 200 of Philadelphia's most recognizable men. The volunteer chefs will showcase their culinary talents preparing and serving signature dishes including Jambalaya-Cajun Creole, Spicy Trinidadian Wings, and Sweet Potato Cheesecake.

Philly's Men Are Cookin' is the city's most anticipated event of the year full of glitz, glamour, good food, and all for a great cause. "The Foundation is excited about the fun Philly's Men are Cookin' has infused into the Greater Philadelphia area for nearly three decades!" says Jacqueline Lynne Washington, President of The Ivy Legacy Foundation.  "Money raised from this one night literally fuels our outreach engine for the upcoming year allowing us to continue making a difference for young people in Philadelphia through the following programs: mentoring for women, #CAP (College Application Process), and HBCUs for Life."   To date The Ivy Legacy Foundation has distributed more than $350,000 in scholarships to college-bound students in Greater Philadelphia.

Guests attending Philly's Men Are Cookin' are asked to bring used and unwanted eyeglasses and sunglasses. The members of The Ivy Legacy Foundation will collect your old glasses for their "See and Be Seen" campaign which recycles glasses for families in need.The backdrop for Philly's Men Are Cookin' is one of the world's greatest sports car collection at The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum where partygoers will be able to see nearly 100 rare, historic cars including Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Bugattis, Bentleys, and Aston Martins.

Don't miss Philly's Men Are Cookin',  Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 7PM-11PM. For chef registration and ticket information go to http://www.ivylegacy.org. All media inquiries should be directed to TylerMadePR via email tylermadepr@gmail.com or by calling (609) 247-2632.

The Ivy Legacy Foundation
The mission of The Ivy Legacy Foundation is to support, financially, our key initiatives including Educational Enrichment, Health Promotion, Family Strengthening, Environmental Ownership and Global Impact.­ The foundation of these programs is to provide scholarship dollars for college-bound students and mentoring for middle and high school age children. Since it was founded in 1995, more than $350,000 in scholarships has been awarded to Philadelphia area students. Significant contributions have also been made in support of charities and community-based organizations in Philadelphia serving the tremendous needs that exist among our local population. Some of the charitable organizations supported by The Ivy Legacy Foundation include the Instilling Vision in Youth Mentoring Program

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