The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (GLBI) announced today the 36 nonprofits that will be participating in the 2022 #TeamUp for the Great Lakes Bay Region charitable program. More than 100 nonprofits in the Great Lakes Bay Region applied for this opportunity. Seven charities were selected from four of the region’s counties – Saginaw, Bay, Midland, and Isabella – and eight regional nonprofits were also selected.
The following 501(c)(3) nonprofits were selected based on their organization’s impact to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; sustainability; diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I); community resiliency; and/or innovation.
Each of the 36 nonprofits will be paired randomly with two of the 72 teams competing in the 2022 LPGA event. A total of $237,500 will be donated through this program with each selected nonprofit guaranteed to receive at least one $4,500 grant. There will be additional grant opportunities based on the teams’ performance in the tournament. Teams in the lead after Round 1 and Round 2 will receive a total of $3,000 each. At the conclusion of the final round, each of the top 10 teams will receive a $5,000 contribution and the first-place team will earn an additional $11,000. Selected nonprofit organizations will also have the opportunity to earn bonus funds during the Dow GLBI. More details about these additional funds will be available soon.
“It is incredibly rewarding to see the lasting impact the #TeamUp for the GLBR program has had in the communities that we live and work in,” said Dow GLBI Executive Director Chris Chandler. “We look forward to working alongside our selected nonprofits as they Team Up with the world’s best LPGA players.”
Tournament staff 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.
“We are so appreciative to have the continued support of the community foundations in the Great Lakes Bay Region,” said Dow GLBI Tournament Director Wendy Traschen. “By working together, we have been able to build a charitable giveback program that we are proud to have a part of our event’s history.”
For more information, please visit www.dowglbi.com/community-impact.