About Us

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the first African American Inter-Collegiate Greek-Lettered fraternity, founded in 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The Fraternity was established on it aims: “Manly Deeds, Scholarship, and Love for All Mankind” and currently has over 290,000 members. The Omicron Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has proudly served the Northwest Arkansas community since 1985.

The Rodney Momon Scholarship Fund, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) that was established in 2009 and is qualified to accept tax-deductible donations.

The Real Men Wear Aprons Committee will select 10-15 amateur individuals and/or teams to compete for prizes and prestige in various culinary categories. In addition to samples from our competitors, local vendors will be onsite providing entertainment and samples to our event guests. Guests who purchase pre-sale tickets will also receive a complimentary cook book /ad book with the recipes from each of our amateur chefs.

Real Men Wear Aprons is the fundraising engine of the Rodney Momon Scholarship Fund, which provides need-based academic college scholarships to high school and matriculating college students and equips them with the necessary tools to go to college, excel in their coursework, and graduate into significant positions of leadership in Northwest Arkansas. The Omicron Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. recognizes the critical importance of higher education and strives to support the mission of the Rodney Momon Scholarship Fund. Through Real Men Wear Aprons, Omicron Zeta Lambda seeks to empower the next generation of great leaders in Northwest Arkansas by doing what we do best: bringing our community together for an exceptional evening where all are welcome to enjoy great food, quality entertainment and plenty of networking.

While the Chapter’s goal is to support the Scholarship Fund, Real Men Wear Aprons is the perfect opportunity for local businesses to promote their services and products. With that said, we would like for your business to help make this event a success by donating and/or sponsoring a portion of the event. We expect that with help from friends like you, Real Men Wear Aprons will continue to grow year by year. As this event grows, we want you to be a central part of its success. For your convenience, we have included the available sponsorship options.