The NCAA may have it’s March Madness, but church basketball teams in the Midwest will not be left out. The Troy Culler MemorialBasketball Tournament sponsored by Show-Me Christian Youth Home will give players of all ages the opportunity to compete.

This is the 12th year for the tournament held in La Monte, MO at Show-Me Christian Youth Home.  Eight teams from Missouri, Kansas & Iowa compete in a double elimination tournament.
Due to popular demand, Show-Me Christian Youth Home, will hold two tournaments.  The first being Saturday, February 28 and the second a month later on Saturday, March 28
This tournament started in memory of Troy Culler, a Show-Me’s employee, who died in a car accident in June of 1998.  Troy was an avid sports fan and athlete, having been a member of the Central Missouri State University Mules 1990 MIAA Baseball championship team.  He had run the Show-Me basketball tournament a few times himself.  After his death, Development Director, Phil Marley and Executive Directors, Gale & Karen Culler continued the tournament as a way to honor Troy.
The dedicated teams make a special effort to be a part of this tournament. Forum Christian Church from Columbia, Missouri  has  played in the Troy Culler Memorial Tournament for over 10 years.   Grinnell Christian Church team members travel all the way from Grinnell, Iowa to get their shot at winning the trophy.
Troy Culler Memorial church basketball tournament sponsored by Show-Me Christian Youth Home in La Monte Missouri. This year we are offering two tournaments in order to accommodate the growing number of teams. The tournaments will be held  at our main campus in La Monte, Missouri on:
  • Saturday, February 15th
  • Saturday, March 15th.

Each double-elimination tournament has spots for eight teams.

Teams will be seeded by their placement in the tournament last year and then in the order that payment is received. It is desired that players are associated with the church or ministry for which they are playing. This activity can be an excellent tool to disciple new Christians, but we will rely upon your best judgment in recruiting players.

These tournaments fill up fast so if you are interested, please contact me at 660-909-3294 or We look forward to this opportunity to meet the players, their families and fans.