The Hockessin Athletic Club (HAC) opened its doors June 10, 2007after the transformation of a 12 acre mushroom processing site. The owners of the club, Bob Carpenter and Roger Ralph, between them had over 40 years industry experience and set out to create a unique family and community oriented health club second to none. Today, HAC is the only tax paying health club in the United States bordered by a state park. The effective use of the land for both the club and beautiful Tweed’s Park reflects the cooperative effort of the Delaware Department of Transportation, HAC, and the Hockessin community. The foundation for what the club does and its commitment to serve its members and community well are inherent to the Club’s philosophy and culture.
Our mission is to help people lead healthier and more fulfilling lives, and we will:
Not even four years old, Hockessin Athletic Club has contributed significantly to the local community and beyond. The list below is just a sampling of the many non profit organizations HAC supports:
|Boys & Girls Club of Delaware||Special Olympics of DE|
|Hockessin Soccer||Greenville/Hockessin Rotary|
|Girls on the Run||Special Operations|
|Kennett Education Foundation||Girl Scouts & Boy Scouts|
|St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital||PPP Africa Sneakers Collection|
|Stockings for Soldiers||Basket Brigade of DE|
|Food Bank of DE||Leukemia & Lymphoma Society|
|Local non-profits including schools and churches||Augie’s Quest: Clubs for the Cure|
|March of Dimes|
We are most proud of our efforts on behalf of the MS Society of DE. Our HAC Pack MS Bike to the Bay Team has raised over $160,000 since 2009! This Club effort involves over 100 HAC staff and members who raise a min. $250 per person.