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Volunteer Registration Opens


Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational Opens Volunteer Registration

Inaugural event seeks 800 volunteers


MIDLAND, Mich. (Oct. 1, 2018) – Volunteer registration is now open to support the inaugural 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, which will be held July 15-20, 2019 at Midland Country Club. The official full-field LPGA tour team event is currently seeking 800 volunteers to fill a variety of roles in more than 20 committees, including marshals, standard bearers, transportation and many more.


“The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational is for the community and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the positive response we’ve received from the Great Lakes Bay Region since announcing the LPGA tournament,” said Chris Chandler, Executive Director of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. “We’re looking forward to next year’s event, which we certainly couldn’t do without a passionate and dedicated team of staff and volunteers.”


During registration, volunteers have the ability to select their desired committee, shift dates and times. Volunteers are encouraged to register early since committees and shift times are filled on a first come, first serve basis. It is preferred that volunteers work three shifts in a single committee. A full list of volunteer committees can be found here.


“Volunteer opportunities aren’t just for avid golf fans,” said Matt Hilliker, Tournament Director of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. “While some committees require golf knowledge, there are plenty of roles that require no prior golf knowledge or experience, so there is truly something for everyone.”


For a $45 registration fee, volunteers will receive numerous benefits such as: two (2) official tournament volunteer golf shirts, one (1) official tournament hat or visor, two (2) complimentary weekly grounds passes for family and friends, two (2) volunteer appreciation party invitations, and meals and beverages during scheduled shifts. The volunteer badge is valid as a grounds pass all week, as well as provides parking and shuttles to event grounds.


The 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will host a full field of 144 of the world’s top female golfers for a 72-hole, stroke-play team event comprised of 72 teams of two. Over four days of competition, players will compete in alternating rounds of foursomes (alternate shot) and four-ball (better ball) with a $2 million purse.

For more information about the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, visit www.DowGLBI.com  and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@DowGLBI).


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About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.


About Midland Country Club

Midland Country Club has maintained a standard of excellence through its heritage since its founding in 1928. The Club was established to provide golf and other recreational and social activities for its members—which continues today! Located in the center of Midland, Michigan, the Club provides beautiful scenery, superb facilities and top quality service. Midland Country Club is thankful for each of its more than 750 members and the community for continuing to support the Club and is excited to host The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational! Learn more about Midland Country Club by visiting www.midlandcc.net.


About the LPGA

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries. With a vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while the Symetra Tour, the official development and qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. Additionally, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management.


The LPGA demonstrates its dedication to the development of the game through The LPGA Foundation. Since 1991, this charitable organization has been committed to empowering and supporting girls and women through developmental and humanitarian golf initiatives, such as LPGA*USGA Girls Golf.

Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via www.LPGA.com. Join the social conversation at www.facebook.com/lpga, www.twitter.com/lpga and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo, and on Instagram at @lpga_tour.

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