Basketball Long Beach State Sponsored

Nelson Farris Sponsors The562.Org’s Long Beach State Basketball Coverage

The562.org is pleased to announce our latest school and sport-specific sponsor as Nelson Farris has stepped up to sponsor men’s and women’s basketball coverage at Long Beach State through the 2023-24 school year.

Farris is a Long Beach State alumni and has been a basketball fan for over 60 years. Farris used his LBSU experience to find his way at a small company that would eventually become Nike, Inc.

Currently living in Portland, Oregon, Farris is continuing his career at Nike as the company’s longest tenured employee. He has three children and six grandchildren, and considers himself to be a very fortunate guy.

“I’m proud to be a Long Beach State University grad,” Farris said. “I wish our new Athletic Director and The Beach Sport Program continued success. GO BEACH!”

“We’re very excited to have more support for our Long Beach State coverage,” said The562’s publisher, Andy Kerr. “As Long Beach’s first non-profit journalism outlet, we rely on sponsorships to continue bringing our coverage to the city free of charge. Mike, JJ and Tyler are also LBSU alums so to have a fellow alum come back to support the coverage is very special.”

LBSU basketball isn’t the only program on campus that has sponsored coverage. Naples Car wash is the latest local business to sponsor The562’s award-winning local sports coverage of volleyball at the Beach. Previous sponsors include P2S, Inc sponsoring our Dirtbags coverage.

As a non-profit news outlet, The562 depends on reader support and sponsorships in order to cover the Long Beach community. If you’re interested in sponsoring The562’s coverage, or coverage of a specific school or sport, email Tyler@The562.org or visit our Support page to get involved. Any donation made to The562 is fully tax-deductible.

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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.