4th  Annual

June 2-3, 2024

Shodair Children’s Hospital (“Shodair”) is excited to host its 4th annual “PlayYellow Golf Invitational” at Rock Creek Cattle Company near Deer Lodge, MT.  This event boasts golfers from across the region joining together to support Shodair, a children’s hospital with a rich history of helping Montana children and their families.  We are incredibly grateful to our participants/golfers, sponsors, supporters, and friends who continue to make this tournament a success!
Our Mission: “To heal, help, and inspire hope”

Shodair began as a home for orphaned and abandoned children in 1896. Since then, Shodair has evolved into many things to meet the ever-changing needs of Montana. Currently, Shodair serves patients from 52 of 56 counties providing specialized psychiatric care for children and adolescents along with a nationally recognized genetics program that provides care for all ages. Shodair is the only facility in the state with acute and residential psychiatric services under one roof for children.  Considering that Montana continues to hold the nation’s highest youth suicide rate, Shodair’s mission: “To heal, help and inspire hope” is more vital than ever.

Shodair is proud to have been designated as Montana’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

About PlayYellow and the
Shodair Golf Invitational

For years, Barbara and Jack Nicklaus have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, recognizing the Network’s great need for donations to fund pediatric care. In partnership with CMN Hospitals, the Nicklaus family, along with support from the PGA Tour, is encouraging the golf community to raise awareness, access, and funds for CMN through the “Play Yellow” campaign.

“PlayYellow” stems from the yellow golf shirts Jack often wore in the final round of tournaments in honor of Craig Smith, the son of a close family friend, who lost his valiant battle with a rare bone cancer. In 1971, Craig passed way at the age of 13. Fifteen years later at the 1986 Masters, once again, Jack was wearing a yellow golf shirt as he won his sixth Green Jacket, playing one of golf history’s most iconic, memorable rounds of golf. 

Rock Creek Cattle Company

Named one of America’s Top 100 Golf Courses, Rock Creek Cattle Company is the location of the PlayYellow event.