Century Club

Long Beach Century Club Inducts First Female President

The Long Beach Century Club made history on Tuesday night during its weekly meeting at the Boathouse On The Bay by inducting Shar Higa as its first female president.

Current president Ben Goldberg handed over the gavel in the annual ceremony attended by some of the over 500 club members.

“I’ve been a member of the Club since 2008, and I am so proud of the work that we do in the Long Beach community,” Higa said. “In a time where most non-profits are struggling, we’ve doubled our membership in the past decade. That means we’re supporting more programs and giving more kids access to sports in our city of champions. I’m excited to continue this work with the support of my board of directors and the over 500 members of the Club.”

Higa is also a teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District.

Billie Jean King on Twitter

Congratulations to Sharleen Higa, the first woman President of the Long Beach Century Club. Without the Club’s help and support, I never would have achieved my dreams. Thanks to them and the city of Long Beach. #LBProud https://t.co/iFiVNB8K44

The Century Club was founded in 1957 and is a fundraising organization that supports amateur and youth athletics in Long Beach.

The club meets most Tuesdays at the Boathouse, CLICK HERE for the calendar.

Disclosure: Higa is on the562.org non-profit’s board of directors and is the wife of the562.org co-editor Mike Guardabascio.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.