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Dow announces “Team Dow – The Next Generation” supporting promising female golfers

Future stars of the LPGA Tour to receive support from Dow in first-of-its-kind player sponsorship program in women’s golf; Team Dow – The Next Generation to include Epson Tour players Alyaa Abdulghany, Lakareber Abe, Anita Uwadia and LPGA rookie Gurleen Kaur

MIDLAND, Mich. – March 13, 2024 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced today the formation of Team Dow – The Next Generation, a new initiative where Dow will provide full sponsorship support to four female professional golfers to assist in fulfilling their dreams of competing on the LPGA Tour and continuing to play the game they love. These four players will join Dow’s existing golf ambassadors in representing the Company on and off the course during the 2024 season.

The new Team Dow initiative will support a diverse group of players on an annual basis to minimize the financial challenges players face as they compete week-in and week-out on golf’s professional tours.

“Team Dow – The Next Generation is a natural next step in the evolution of our overall partnership with the LPGA Tour in helping to advance the progress of the game’s future stars to reach their goals in walking the fairways with the game’s best players on the LPGA Tour,” said Carlos Padilla II, head of global sports sponsorships at Dow. “We are excited about this new program working in conjunction with the LPGA and Epson Tours to help these players achieve their dreams.”

The four players who will be a part of the inaugural year of Team Dow – The Next Generation are Epson Tour players Alyaa Abdulghany, Lakareber Abe, Anita Uwadia, and LPGA Tour Rookie Gurleen Kaur. 

In addition to receiving financial support for the 2024 season, the players will also receive opportunities such as mentorship from Dow executives, media training, and more.

“The creation of Team Dow – The Next Generation is game-changing for our players,” said Epson Tour Chief Business and Operations Officer Jody Brothers. “How Dow is stepping up to provide support for our players through financial means and mentorship sets a new standard for the Epson Tour. This will become a very sought-after partnership for our players for years to come. The financial support alone is going to solve an entire year’s worth of traveling and entry fees and will allow them to do what they do best, which is focus on golf. This is a huge step in the right direction.”

"All professional sport has its unique hardships, but something they all share in common is the financial demand. Golf at an elite level is no different with many players unable to showcase their talent due to monetary strain,” said Alyaa Abdulghany, Team Dow Ambassador and Epson Tour Player. “The commitment from Dow in recognizing skilled golfers and relieving them of the financial inconvenience shows their attention and dedication to cultivating the game of golf. I am honored and thrilled to take part in this partnership and look forward to being a representative of Dow."

Dow, the Official Sustainability Resource of the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour, has been at the forefront of advancing inclusion, diversity, and sustainability through sponsorships on golf’s professional tours. The Dow Championship (formerly the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational) is the LPGA Tour’s annual signature team event at the Midland Country Club which is now in its fifth year and was the first event on the LPGA Tour to receive and retain full GEO Certification for its sustainability efforts.

For more information on the Company’s commitment to growing the game of golf, visitDow's website.

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