Founded in 1978 by Ken Hofmann, well-known philanthropist and former owner of the Oakland A’s and Seattle Seahawks, The Big C Athletic Club is the oldest and most prestigious athletic club in Contra Costa County. Hofmann envisioned a club that was different from other traditional fitness centers and commercial health spas and, over the years, The Big C has distinguished itself by its meticulous attention to cleanliness, superior service, and outstanding fitness facilities.
In 1995 Hofmann founded the Community Youth Center (CYC), a non-profit state-of-the-art sports and academic complex devoted to youngsters ages 3-18 who participate in after-school and weekend sports and academic programs led by professional coaches and tutors. Hofmann conferred ownership of The Big C to the CYC in 2007 to help support future generations of youngsters at the CYC.
The Big C and the CYC now work together in close partnership serving the fitness and recreation needs of the entire community.