Clint was a natural athlete. While studying to be an engineer at the University of Washington, he captained their basketball team and, in 1961, led the Huskies to a golf league title. He carried his love of sports and fitness throughout his life. The year after he won the Pacific Northwest Master's 40 golf championship in 1989, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Clint passed away in 2007 and was remembered by friends and fellow competitors, his children, his grandchildren and his wife of 30 years, Diane.
Clint was an engineer who came from a family that valued education, physical activity and the outdoors, and philanthropy. His parents created a foundation that focused on supporting health and wellness organizations, and which has contributed to the work of MJFF for several years. It is now run with the family's second and third generation, who are invigorated by the advances being made not only in Parkinson's research but also in patient outreach and care.
This fall, their foundation increased their generous gift to support MJFF research efforts after being inspired by a Giving Tuesday match. The family's hope? To see MJFF realize its mission of speeding a cure within their lifetimes, so that they can celebrate both Clint's life and an end to Parkinson's disease.