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“The Larry Costello Inaugural Classic” is Dec. 17

Show off your basketball skills and compete against other ESM staff, students & alum! Support the local community and honor Larry Costello—an NBA player, coach, Basketball Hall of Famer AND an ESM Alum raised right here in Minoa!

“The Larry Costello Inaugural Classic” is Saturday evening, Dec. 17 in the ESM High School gym. All proceeds will be donated in memory of Larry Costello to benefit the V Foundation, which supports cancer research. 

Interested alumni: Sign up at by Nov. 27
Interested staff: Sign up at  

The 1st game at 6 p.m. will feature a students vs. staff game. The 2nd game featuring ESM alumni will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. Organizers will also honor the legacy of Larry Costello between games.

There is a minimum $20 to cover a game shirt and a small donation. Email with questions. 

To purchase tickets in advance, please visit Larry Costello Inaugural Classic Tickets. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door on the night of the event. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.  If you cannot attend the event but would like to make a donation please visit Larry Costello Inaugural Classic Tickets.  
ESM DECA is hosting the basketball games and the event planners are Austin Betts, Emina Hajdarevic, Evan deBerjeois, Zach Johnson, Stephen Winans, & Michael Neubauer.

DECA is also looking for corporate sponsors to raise funds to support the mission of the V Foundation. Email for business partnership opportunities.