As many as 40,000 spectators could turn out for the inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational to be held at the Midland Country Club on West Saint Andrews Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20.

Tournament Marketing and Communications Manager Kylie Case says 71 two-women teams will be competing at this LPGA event, utilizing alternate shot and best ball formats. Case says there’s a five-year commitment to help grow fan support and interest, including family friendly activities and a variety of food and refreshments to enjoy.

36 area charities will be matched with the teams, giving back at least $500,000 to various community impact programs.