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 garnered much interest and pursued this idea, however, his zeal was soon 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 Mr. Loving with the necessary equipment and guidance needed to begin his officiating career. This vital act of kindness turned Mr. Loving’s interest into a lifelong desire to impact the world through the sports officiating platform. This was the birth of Official Love which now strives to equip and prepare others to positively contribute to society through sports officiating.

Official Love relocated to Rochester, MN in November of 2014. Since arriving in Rochester, MN, we have been actively involved with community engagement and building strong, prosperous relationships with other cause-driven organizations in the area.  Official Love Community Organization became a registered non-profit organization with the Minnesota Secretary of State on May 24, 2016 and is a 501(c)3 recognized public charity. 



To serve communities, families, and individuals through the support, recruitment, retention, and development of sports officials.

To promote and advance health and wellness, professional development and community engagement through the platform of sports officiating.