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Our mission is to provide the kids ages 6-16 years old with opportunities to develop good citizenship and college readiness skills through our programs. We are dedicated through our core values of developing a strong work ethic, personal discipline, honesty, and respect to inspire youth to make positive decisions throughout their lives. We are committed to help youth to embrace these core values as they are central to our programs and operations.

We are so thankful to God for Midwest Sports Academy and the founder of this wonderful organization,

Mr. Jim Cook.  When we were first approached about the three on three tournament, it was obvious that Mr. Jim Cook had a huge heart for the youth.  He invests his time and energy to contribute to the younger generations who will become the future leaders!  We first met at a photo shoot, and he was great with Ella Joy, interacting with her, and even pushing her on the swings on the playground!

At the 3 on 3 tournament, it was so great to see all the teams that came out to play basketball.  Midwest Sports Academy helped raise awareness and funds for our daughter Ella Joy as she fights stage 4 non-Hodgkins cancer.  At the tournament, there was even a table of soldiers who made dog tags for everyone! It was a great fundraiser, and we were extremely thankful to Midwest Sports Academy, Mr. Jim Cook, and everyone who came out to the 3 on 3 tournament!  

 

 

 

 

Midwest Sports Academy Toy Drive Will Spread Christmas Cheer to Needy Children
Local non-profit seeking gifts for underprivileged families in Chicago, suburbs

For more information, contact Midwest Sports Academy CEO/Founder Jim Cook at
(847) 809-8978 or jcook@midwestsportsacademy.org.

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Midwest Sports Academy Practicing the Gift of Giving by Donating Thanksgiving Baskets
Local non-profit seeking donations to feed needy families in, around District U-46

For interviews or more information, contact Midwest Sports Academy CEO/Founder Jim Cook at (847) 809-8978 or jcook@midwestsportsacademy.org.

Believing it is better to give than to receive, Midwest Sports Academy will be donating Thanksgiving baskets to underprivileged families in November. The not-for-profit Huntley-based organization is accepting donations that will provide hearty meals, including turkeys, for 12 families in the U-46 school district and for two other families outside of the district.

The deadline to submit donations is Wednesday, November 19. Please make checks payable to Midwest Sports Academy and mail donations to the academy at P.O. Box 631, Huntley, IL 60142. If you have questions, email info@midwestsportsacademy.org or call (847) 809-8978.

“This is a time of the year where families really need help,” Midwest Sports Academy CEO and Founder Jim Cook said. “We want to put into practice the universally known truth that it is more blessed to give than to receive. I ask that area families please join us this holiday season and bring joy to families that deserve it but are not able to afford a true Thanksgiving meal. Help make this a Thanksgiving these children and parents will never forget.”

Improving the future for children is the motivation behind why Cook established Midwest Sports Academy in 2012. The academy offers sports and character-building programs that teach youth the core values of a strong work ethic, personal discipline, honesty, respect and inspiration for making positive life decisions.

"I started this program to see children accomplish their dreams," Cook said. "This program provides an opportunity to make a difference for all the children who don't have the financial means or just the chance at a hopeful future. They learn to develop good citizenship and life skills that will benefit them now and as adults."

The academy features a host of programs, from outdoor activities, mentoring and sports programs to mission trips. Program offerings are designed to meet kids’ specific needs. The academy serves students from a wide range of communities, including Rockford, Elgin, Aurora, Bartlett, Streamwood, Schaumburg, South Elgin and Crystal Lake.

For more information on the Midwest Sports Academy, visit www.midwestsportsacademy.org, call (847) 809-8978, email info@midwestsportsacademy.org or visit www.facebook.com/MidwestSportsAcademy.