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 through Saturday.

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

36 area charities will be matched with the 71 teams, giving back at least $500,000 to various community impact programs.