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OUR NAME:  Our name represents a trio of elements that make us function:

  • MAC.  Our physical home at the Midcoast Athletics Center.  The building has undergone significant upgrades this year, including the addition of a game lobby, a huge wall mural, and the incorporation of Hybrid Fitness and Elev8 energy.  We’ve grown our cheer and tumbling program to 25 competitive team members and purchased training equipment to keep our athletes progressing safely.  Through generous donations, we’ve added a Dr. Dish shooting machine, which not only automatically rebounds basketballs, but incorporates technology for shot analysis.  The building housed the first ever Midcoast High School All-Star Basketball Classic, which featured top athletes from seven local high schools.  As we roll into spring, the MAC will transform for several nights into a community event center to give local high school seniors the opportunity to attend a formal prom.  The building has hosted craft fairs, birthday parties, cheerleading competitions, and is even scheduled to host a dog training competition in the fall!  The possibilities at this amazing space are endless, and the Foundation is grateful that it can conduct its activities in such a versatile spot.

  • 283.  Any New England football fan will recognize these numbers as a certain football score from a certain big game in 2017.  For us, those numbers are much more than a score.  We use 283 to represent the idea that if teammates believe in each other, and if leaders believe in their teammates,  nothing is impossible – even  when the whole team is down by so many points at the beginning of the fourth quarter that all hope seems lost.  As a team, anything is possible.  We won’t ever forget that.

  • Foundation.  It’s the core of what do.  We give back.  We make opportunities for our community.  We provide financial assistance to those in need, so that all children are included. 

OUR MISSION:

MAC283 Foundation’s mission is to offer midcoast residents the most comprehensive, family oriented athletic performance center in the area.  We are committed to fostering athletic, academic and social development of student-athletes, encouraging honesty and integrity, and creating a safe environment in which economic and physical barriers to athletic success are minimized.

 

OUR VISION:

MAC283 Foundation’s vision is to become the first-choice facility for the midcoast area, and a respected resource for the community, as measured by our consumers, our employees, our shareholders, and the community we live in.

 

OUR CORE VALUES: 

MAC283 Foundation’s values are critical to our success.  They are our foundation, define who we are, and set us apart from our competitors.  They underlie our vision of the future.  These values include:

 

  • Equality and Inclusion.  We encourage diversity and will work to provide access to all members of the community.   Our programs will be affordable so as to encourage participation in our programs regardless of family income.

  • Performance excellence.  We always seek to meet or exceed expectations.

  • Teamwork.  We are a team, committed to each other, and bound by trust and loyalty.

  • Integrity.  We treat one another, and all of our stakeholders, with dignity and respect.  Honesty, ethical behavior, and integrity are fundamental characteristics of The MAC.