About us

Hey, sports fans. I'm not just smiling because I'm getting some PT with Dickie V. I'm smiling because I love what I do. I'm Chuck DeCarbo, an official in four different sports for more than 25 years. Like you, I was frustrated by the lack of a centralized store on Long Island with a wide selection of gear for multiple sports.

On March 25, 2004, I opened The Sports Loft with a simple motto: Professional Approach, Personal Touch. And I've stuck with it.

On Dec. 1, 2008, I moved into my first retail location on Long Island. Then on Nov.  23, 2018, I moved my store to South Carolina, setting up shop at 109 N. Main Street in Six Mile.  As of June 1, 2021, I have teamed up with Purchase Officials to share one warehouse and service customers with more resources and greater inventory options. 

I carry high-quality gear and provide superb customer service. The Sports Loft has been the exclusive supplier for ECUA since it started 18 years ago and we added CBUAO in 2010, ABURI and HVUA in 2011, BLUE and MSO in 2013, AFU in 2016, Big Apple, EBUA and NYSACFO in 2017, HBQVB in 2018 and NHBUA in 2020. We also service ESBUA, LIAUA, MBUA, NAUA, NHBUA, NorthShore, NYSBUA, NYSGBO, NYSSO, SCBOA, SCFOA and WSBUA.

We were thrilled to be selected by Joe DeRosa of Smitty Apparel as a preferred supplier of IAABO apparel in 2017 and most recently for NYSACFO shirts in 2019. 

Our supplier lineup includes 3n2, Always Professional, Boston Leather, Champion, Cliff Keen, Diamond, Fox40, New Balance, OSI, Power-Tek, Pro Feet, Reebok, Richardson, Shape Up, Smitty Apparel, Team Wendy and Wilson.

I gave our website (www.thesportsloft.com) a new look March 1 to make for a better shopping cart experience..  

If I can be of assistance, drop me an e-mail: chuck@thesportsloft.com. 

Stay safe and enjoy your day. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, saving some gas and getting online instead of in line.