Applications Open for the #TeamUp for the Great Lakes Bay Region
MIDLAND, Mich. (January 12, 2021) – The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational announced today that applications are now open for the 2021 #TeamUp for the Great Lakes Bay Region charitable program. Since its inception in 2019, this charitable giving effort has awarded over $200,000 to local charities throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. “We are excited to celebrate another year of supporting local organizations through the #TeamUp for the Great Lakes Bay Region program,” said Dow GLBI executive
director Chris Chandler. “It is incredibly rewarding to see how much our charitable giving efforts have impacted the communities that we live and work in.” All 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region are invited to apply. Nonprofits will be chosen based on their organization’s impact to STEM, Sustainability, Inclusion, and/or Innovation. Once selected, each of the 33 nonprofits (7 each from Saginaw, Bay, Midland, Isabella plus 5 regional nonprofits) will be paired with 2 of the 66 teams competing in the 2021 LPGA event. A total pool of $233,500 will be donated through this program. Each LPGA team is worth $2,250 – guaranteeing $4,500 for each nonprofit. Additional enhancements to the 2021 #TeamUp for the Great Lakes Bay Region charitable program will be announced at a later date. During the program’s inaugural year, Cisco awarded The Care Store and HopeWell Ranch as the most engaged organizations. These two nonprofits also received a guaranteed entry to the 2021 Dow GLBI #TeamUp event. "HopeWell Ranch was honored to be selected as one of the most engaged charities of the #TeamUp for the Great Lakes Bay Region charitable program," said HopeWell Ranch Co-Founder & Executive Director Jodi Stuber. “Our time at the 2019 tournament gave us the opportunity to make everlasting memories while raising funds to benefit HopeWell Ranch for years to come.” The Dow GLBI will continue to #TeamUp with the Midland Area Community Foundation, Bay Area Community Foundation, Saginaw Community Foundation and the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation to manage the program. Nonprofit organizations can apply online at www.dowglbi.com/community-impact until February 26.