Official Love began in the near-western suburbs of Chicago in 2014. The organization began with its founder, Mr. Kristopher Derwin Loving, becoming a registered official with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). Our humble beginnings were made possible by the influence and generosity of Mr. Loving’s friend and mentor, Mr. Darrin Sortor. Mr. Sortor is an experienced basketball and football sports official. He encouraged Mr. Loving to become a sports official. Mr. Loving gained much interest and pursued this idea, however, his zeal was hindered by the required costs associated with becoming a registered sports official. He was somewhat discouraged by this newfound barrier, but Mr. Sortor stepped in and provided . . .

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