OTA Franchise Spotlight (Chicago, IL)
Overtime Athletics Franchise Spotlight is featuring our Chigaco, IL owner, Matt Auker. Matt is a DC-area native that was first exposed to Overtime Athletics in high school, when he played basketball for OTA co-founder Chris Whelan at Herndon High, their shared alma mater. In addition to playing just about every sport he could, he attended sports camps throughout his childhood and spent 8 summers as a camp counselor. While attending Boston College, he worked as supervisor for the intramural sports program and later coached youth basketball teams in his hometown of Reston, VA.
After graduating college and spending three years in the corporate world, Matt needed a change. Having long been an admirer of OTA, the opportunity to own a franchise of his own was compelling enough to quit his job and move half-way across the country to the great city of Chicago. In a few short weeks, he has placed after school programs in several schools and seen immediate interest in the exceptional programs OTA has to offer.
Working in youth athletics is a dream come true for Matt and he is excited to be the newest member of the OTA family.