Our Team

Tioga Lake

Jim Cook is the founder of Midwest Sports Academy, a community-driven,
non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.
After years of contemplation and having the goal of launching a non-profit
organization benefiting area residents, Jim established the Midwest Sports
Academy in 2008. In May of 2013, the organization became a fully formed
501(C)(3) organization, based in Huntley and serving other Fox Valley
communities. Jim is also co-chair of the Martin Luther King celebration for the
Elgin community. For the last 12 years, he has dedicated his time to providing
resources for underprivileged families, mentoring youths, and most recently,
expanding the Midwest Sports Academy programs in the surrounding communities.

“Building connection and resources; never expect rejection.”