His has been—and continues to be—a varied and successful sporting career: Frank can truly be called a lifelong athlete. At Ridley, he was a scrapper who made it to the boxing finals three years in a row. He played First Football and was captain of the First Hockey and Cricket teams.
Though hard-pressed to pin down a favourite Ridley memory, he settles for the goal he scored from centre ice against UCC with Johnny Bassett between the pipes. Frank spent his summers playing minor lacrosse and, after graduation, moved on to Middlebury College where he played NCAA Division 1 lacrosse, earning his letter in 1958.
Frank was also a four-time letterman playing varsity hockey. In the years that followed college, he took up championship-level curling, ran marathons and, in his sixties—his competitive edge still strong—medalled in three events at the National Masters Swimming Championships.
But perhaps most impressive is how this inductee shares his love of sport, nurturing youth and strengthening the community through coaching and fundraising initiatives. In partnership with local YMCAs, “Frank’s Swim for Kids” programme involves more than 200 swimmers a year and has raised more than $90,000 to send children to camp.
“Teamwork, whether in sport or in the corporate world, is more important than any individual recognition. The name on the front of the jersey is more important than the one on the back.”