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 20 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. We are all officials in multiple sports. You may see some of my friends with me at meetings - Kevin Bruen, Joe Iglio or Bill Marchese. Teamwork - one partner helping another - is what officiating is all about.
On Dec. 1, 2008, I moved into 283 Orinoco Drive in Brightwaters. There is enough space to stock inventory for fellow officials in seven sports. The objective is to attend meetings and service officials in baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball and wrestling. And if you miss me at a meeting, come to The Sports Loft.
I carry high-quality gear and provide superb customer service. The Sports Loft has been the exclusive supplier for ECUA since it started 12 years ago and we added CBUAO in 2010, ABURI and HVUA in 2011, BLUE and MSO in 2013. We also service AFU, Big Apple, ESBUA, LIAUA, LISU, NAUA, NSBUA, NYSSO and WSBUA. Our supplier lineup includes 3n2, Always Professional, Boston Leather, Champion, CHAMPRO, Cliff Keen, Diamond, Fox40, Manzella, New Balance, NuttyBuddy, OSI, Power-Tek, Pro Feet, Reebok, Richardson, Shape Up, Smitty, Team Wendy and Wilson.
I am about to give our website (www.thesportsloft.com) a new look to make for a better shopping cart experience. It will also integrate with our store sales and meetings for more real-time inventory.
If I can be of assistance, drop me an e-mail. TSL is available to bring Zebra One (our van) to your next clinic or meeting to show gear and apparel and answer any of your questions. Go ahead and pre-order and save on shipping.
Credit cards are accepted on site. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, saving some gas and getting online instead of in line.