The NCAA may have it’s March Madness, but church basketball teams in the Midwest will not be left out. The Troy Culler Memorial Basketball Tournament sponsored by Show-Me Christian Youth Home will give players of all ages the opportunity to compete.
This is the 13th 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 at our main campus in La Monte, Missouri on:
- Saturday, February 27th
- Saturday, March 19th.
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.
Teams will be seeded by their placement in the tournament last year and then in the order that your $150 tournament donation 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 email@example.com. We look forward to this opportunity to meet the players, their families and fans.