Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) announces that long-time Barrie resident and business leader Jack Wallwin is the title sponsor for the 32nd annual RVH Crystal Classic.
Wallwin chose to support RVH’s annual golf tournament as a way to thank the health centre for the exceptional care he recently received. In addition to being a grateful patient, he has many important lifetime connections to RVH as well as the Barrie Country Club, where the June 3 fundraising tournament is being held.
Sixty-seven years ago Jack joined the Barrie Country Club and he remains its longest standing member, now enjoying a social membership.
His connection to RVH began with his birth in 1927 and has continued through the generations with his grandchildren and two of his three great-grandchildren also born at RVH.
In 1952, RVH was the setting for romance as he met his wife Verdi, a nursing student, while repairing an elevator at the hospital. They married and had two children, Craig and Nancy (McCullough), both born at RVH.
The Wallwin’s community-minded spirit is a very strong family value. Today, his son and daughter co-chair the Crystal Classic golf committee. His son-in-law David McCullough, was the chair of the successful RVH Hearts & Minds fundraising campaign.
Wallwin’s most recent generosity will help support RVH’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Each year more than 2,000 babies are born at RVH and more than 250 of them will spent time in the NICU and require specialized equipment for their care. Funds raised from the day on the greens will be directed to support this vital area of care for RVH’s tiniest patients.
Photo: Jack Wallwin, the title sponsor for the 32nd annual RVH Crystal Classic, made his support announcement surrounded by the nursing team on RVH’s Integrated Stroke unit.