Midwest Sports Academy Practicing the Gift of Giving by Donating Thanksgiving Baskets
Local non-profit seeking donations to feed needy families in the surrounding area

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

Believing it is better to give than to receive, Midwest Sports Academy will be donating Thanksgiving baskets to families in need in November. The not-for-profit Huntley-based organization is accepting donations that will provide hearty meals, including turkeys, for 100 families in the area. Last year we reached our goal with feeding 24 families we receive great support from Meijer store in Algonquin, IL, Trader Joes Food store in Algonquin, IL and other outside donations. We are praying for another successful drive. Please help us help those that are in need.

The deadline to submit donations is Friday, November 18. 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 clinic 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, mentoring, tutoring, educational field trips and 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 www.facebook.com/MidwestSportsAcademy.






List of items needed:
instant mash potatoes, cans corn, cans of gravy, boxes of stuffing mix, dessert mix(brownies, cookies mix), boxes cornbread mix, cans of fruit, cake mixes/icings, disposable turkey roasting pans, $5.00 gift and $20.00 gift cards.


I’m very thankful for you blessing me and my family on Thanksgiving Day. It was a wonderful blessing from you. We are truly thankful. The Stewart Family

I would like to thank your organization for the Thanksgiving dinner. You made this Thanksgiving extra special for our family. Best Wishes Acuna Family

 UNA -Best gift in the world to share. God Bless you very much. God bless Midwest Sports Academy. Midwest Sports

Academy thank you for allowing our family to have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.
 I thank you people who donated for me to have a Happy Thanksgiving. This is our first Thanksgiving in our house. Thank you very much. "Gomez Family"