Naples Rib Company Returns As Sponsor For 2021-22

For more than a decade, Naples Rib Company and owner Dave Ursini have been the top sponsors for all of our sports coverage, at multiple different outlets. Since we founded in February of 2018, Dave and Naples Rib Company have been our first sponsor, and we’re proud to announce today that Naples Rib Company will remain our title sponsor the 2021-22 school year.

“Dave is a real community supporter, just like us, and we really value the long relationship as well as the ability to partner with a person and a restaurant that’s as invested in Long Beach as we are,” said publisher Andy Kerr.

“I get people all the time coming in and thanking me for supporting The 562 because of how valuable they are to the community and how appreciated they are,” said Ursini. “It’s a win-win.”

Those interested in sponsoring or donating to The 562 can contact Development Director Tyler Hendrickson at


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.