• Ben Tierney

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational to #TeamUp for the Great Lakes Bay Region

Inaugural event pairs tournament teams with community organizations

MIDLAND, Mich. (July 13, 2019) – The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (Dow GLBI), taking place July 15 – 20 at Midland Country Club, has paired community organizations in the region with the 71 teams competing at the 2019 inaugural event. As part of the event’s objective to strengthen the community and provide direct community impact of $500,000 into the Great Lakes Bay Region, the Dow GLBI will give $200,000 in contributions to community organizations through #TeamUp for the GLBR.

“We are enthusiastic about teaming up with LPGA players and integrating them into our community to support these important organizations,” said Chris Chandler, executive director of the Dow GLBI. “This event provides a unique global platform to strengthen our community, align with Dow’s ambition, and celebrate the Great Lakes Bay Region and the people who make it great.”

Each organization will be represented by two teams in the field, equaling a total of $4,000 for each of the participating groups. All the funds will be utilized to further enhance STEM, inclusion and diversity, innovation or sustainability in the region.

Teams that finish in the Top 10 will earn an additional $5,000 contribution and the first place team will earn an additional $11,000 towards their respective community organization.

In addition to the allocated contributions, organizations will have the opportunity to earn bonus funds through the following ways:

  • The Cisco “Staying Connected” program – The 36 community organizations will be encouraged by the tournament to support their teams through various on-site initiatives (welcome packages, signs, and social media tagging) with an award of $5,000 to the organization that supports their team the best.

  • The Pairings Party contest – During the official pairings party of the Dow GLBI at Dow Diamond, LPGA players will be hitting 36 golf balls at a pre-determined target, with each golf ball containing the name of the 36 community organizations. The ball/organization that lands closet to the target pin will be awarded an additional $3,000 donation.

Within the #TeamUp initiative, each organization will have the opportunity to win a maximum contribution of $28,000 and also engage thousands of spectators towards its cause.

The following teams have been paired with community organizations:

  • Nelly and Jessica Korda will #TeamUp with Bay County Habitat for Humanity

  • Suzann Pettersen and Catriona Matthew will #TeamUp with Dow Bay Area Family YMCA

  • Gerina Piller and Stacy Lewis will #TeamUp with Hopewell Ranch

  • Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn will #TeamUp with Midland Co. ESA/The Pediatric Center

To view the full list of teams and community organization pairings, visit: https://www.dowglbi.com/community-impact

For more information on the full schedule of events, visit: https://www.dowglbi.com/schedule-of-events

Tickets for the Dow GLBI start at $10, and admission for kids 17 and under is free with a ticketed adult. To purchase tickets, visit www.DowGLBI.com. To stay up-to-date on all team announcements and event information download the Dow GLBI app and join the social conversation at www.facebook.com/DowGLBI, www.twitter.com/DowGLBI, and www.instagram.com/dowglbi (@DowGLBI).


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