Golf tournament will support Cure CMD

Event at Tanners Brook on Aug. 24


A golf tournament will be held Aug. 24 at Tanners Brook Golf Course to fund research and education for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (CMD).

Richard Cloud of Forest Lake is hosting the tournament. Cloud’s eight-year-old daughter Ashley has CMD and is confined to a power wheelchair.

“But this does not slow her down,” Cloud said.  “She chases the boys at her school at Scandia Elementary.  She is the only child in the school who has a power wheelchair, but the faculty and students treat her just the same.”

The money will go to the Minnesota-based non-profit Cure CMD to fund research and education on potential therapies.

The Cloud family has been fighting for eight years to bring research and awareness of this rare genetic disease to the public and to the medical community.

Last year’s golf tournament was a big success, Cloud said, with over 100 folks turning out.

Former Viking Joey Browner came last year.  Cloud predicts a few more surprise athletic stars will be present this year.

Individuals pay $100 to golf 18 holes and eat dinner.  A group of four can participate for $700, or a group of eight for $1,200.  Dinner only costs $20, or $10 for children 4 to 12.

A silent auction will also be held.

Check in is at 12:30 p.m.  Golf starts at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m.

Cure CMD is a volunteer-only 501(c)(3) registered charity.  Donations are 100 percent tax-deductible.  Contact Richard Cloud at 651.730.1611 or

Tanners Brook is located at 5810 North 190th St. in Forest Lake.