June 9, 2008
Lincoln University to Participate
in “Real Men Cook for Charity” Event on Father’s
Day at First District Plaza
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University, celebrating
its 154th year as the nation’s
first Historically Black University, will participate in
the 19th annual “Real Men Cook” charity event
Day, June 15th from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the First District
Plaza at 3801 Market Street in Philadelphia. Lincoln’s “Real
Men Cook for Charity” team will include Dr William
B. Bynum Jr., Lincoln’s Vice President of Student Affairs
and Enrollment Management serving his dish “Seven Steak
and Okra” and the university’s Office of Minority
Male Health (OMMH). OMMH will conduct blood pressure
and diabetes screenings at the event and provide health information
of importance to men. The University’s Office
of Admissions will also staff a booth to distribute academic
and program information to potential students.
This “party with a purpose” is a fun filled
event that features something for everyone including: food
tasting, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, children's
activities, health screenings, door prizes, and more.
With a mission to build families
and provide the opportunity for non-profits to raise money
from event ticket sales, Real Men Cook® for Charity mobilizes and spotlights hundreds
of men in urban communities across the country who are willing
to donate their time and resources to cook and serve samples
of their favorite dishes on Father’s Day. Real
Men Charities, Inc., whose mission is to create and sustain
healthy families, is the national charity partner in each
event city. A portion of the proceeds from the Philly
event will benefit Communities in Schools of Philadelphia
(CISP). In addition to Philadelphia, Real Men Cook will be
serving up family fun in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Detroit,
Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington, DC.
Lincoln University is a part of
a team of local sponsors who work with the local Real Men
Cook Organizing Committee. Other
sponsors include, NBC 10, Philadelphia Tribune, Philly Coke,
and Home Depot among others.
Tickets are now on sale online at TicketAnnex.com for the
value price of $20 (adults) and $10 (children 12 and under).
For more information about participating in Real Men Cook
as a cook, volunteer, sponsor, or patron, call (215) 924-6263
or go to www.realmencook.com.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln
University is a premier, historically Black University that
combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based
undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs
to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological
and global society. The University is nationally
recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate
degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln
has an enrollment of 2,423 undergraduate and graduate students.
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