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Community Impact Program

#TeamUp for The GLBR


The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational worked to #TeamUp in 2019 with regional community foundations to select thirty-six (36) 501c3 nonprofits across Bay, Saginaw, Midland, and Isabella counties and donate $200,000 in a fun and unique fundraiser. Each nonprofit has a direct, positive impact on the Great Lakes Bay Region in one of the following focus areas: STEM, Sustainability, Inclusion, and Innovation.

The 36 nonprofits were paired with the 72 teams competing in the 2019 LPGA event – each nonprofit aligning with two different teams. Each team received a contribution worth $2,000.00 to donate to their paired nonprofit, but also had the opportunity to earn additional contributions for their nonprofits based on how they finished.

Teams finishing in the top ten had the chance to earn an additional $5,000.00 - $11,000.00 in contributions for their nonprofits. Every participating nonprofit received a contribution worth $4,000.00, (paired with 2 teams each donating $2,000) with the potential to earn up to $20,000.00. Organizations also had the opportunity to win the most engaged nonprofit award presented by Cisco for $5,000.

Results for the 2019 Dow GLBI #TeamUp Community Impact Program:

Midland County = $47,000

Greater Michigan Construction Academy: $4,000
Midland Center for the Arts: $4,000
Little Forks Conservancy: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
Chippewa Nature Center: $4,000
Midland Co. ESA/The Pediatric Center: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
Ten16 Recovery Network: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
Family & Children's Services: $4,000
Mid-Michigan Society of Women Engineers: $4,000

Saginaw County = $56,000

Mid-Michigan Children's Museum: $4,000
Math in the Mail: $4,000 + $3,000 (pairings event contest) + $11,000 (tournament winner)
Hidden Harvest: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
Pulse3 Foundation: $4,000
Bridge the Gap: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
Castle Museum of Saginaw County History: $4,000
YMCA of Saginaw: $4,000
Saginaw Township Soccer Association: $4,000


Bay County = $32,000

Dow Bay Area Family YMCA: $4,000
Bay Sail: $4,000
Bay County Habitat for Humanity: $4,000
Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy: $4,000
City Market: $4,000
myTeam Triumph: $4,000
Camp Fish Tales: $4,000
YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region: $4,000

Isabella County = $47,000

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
Clothing INC: $4,000
The Care Store: $4,000 + $2,500 (Cisco most engaged)
CMURC: $4,000
R.I.S.E. Advocacy: $4,000
Hopewell Ranch: $4,000 + $2,500 (Cisco most engaged)
Mid-Michigan Industries: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
City of Mt. Pleasant Partners Empowering All Kids (PEAK): $4,000


Regional Agencies = $26,000

Saginaw Bay Water Initiative Network: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)
First of the GLB: $4,000
Barb Smith Suicide Resource and Response Network: $4,000
Special Olympics Michigan: $4,000 + $5,000 (top ten)

The 36 organizations were selected in part based on the following criteria:

  • Have at least one representative attend the Dow GLBI Pairings Event, Monday, July 15 at Dow Diamond (free to attend, approximate 2-hour commitment)

  • Support their paired teams through attendance at the Dow GLBI tournament (an allotment of tickets will be given for each nonprofit to attend)

  • Have at least one representative attend a post-tournament check presentation (free to attend, a celebratory event TBD happening before Sept. 1, 3-hour commitment)

  • Provide the Dow GLBI with a follow-up report six months and one year after the event on how the funds were used and the impact they had on the organization and the region

  • The mission of #TeamUp for the GLBR is to accelerate the efforts of the Great Lakes Bay Region and Dow’s strategy by building a world-class LPGA Tour event that positively impacts people’s lives and enriches the community.

#TeamUp pairings for 2019: