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Crazy Penguins Gaming Has Closed It's Doors
What is with the name?
I have been asked countless times over the last six years what the name is all about. If directly asked, I generally gave the short version of the story. Mostly the short version was my way of telling people to enjoy the impact and don't worry about why. For those that really want to know, here it is...
Many years ago our family was going through some very tough times and we felt a very strong need to find a way to undo so much of the damage that others (aka... parents and adults who are clueless of the impact we make on our youth) were doing to our next generation of kids. We felt a strong need to stop and care about who YOU were and where YOU were going. In simple, to provide a place, a set of people and and environment where teens and young adults could be themselves and be encouraged to be more than just their situation. This eventually translated into Crazy Penguins Gaming.
So what is with that name?
As I said, I am not going to give you the short version, but not the long either. So to cut it down for you, one of the most challenging times in our lives are the years that are known as high school and heading into adult hood. The world is scary, and the biggest irony is most of us are too full of ourselves to understand, much less admit that. These years are full of many dangers, many obstacles and many hardships. What helps us walk through it are our relationships, our friends. Who we surround ourselves with will determine much of what happens tomorrow. This is the idea of penguins. Penguins are highly social animals, much like us, that understand and realize they need each other. They are on the same mission. They have the same survival needs. They understand they are never alone.
This is why you are a Penguin. The words crazy and gaming, well I think they stand for themselves. The whole idea of CPG is ludicrous in today's world, and well...gaming, that is what we did.
So for those of you who want to understand the full breadth of our venture, we never did this for money. Our family lost much. We did this for you, for our belief in the fact that our Lord ties us together and each of us has a responsibility to not withdraw into our own life, but to encourage each other to be more than we thought we could be. We need to care about each other, even when no one else understands why. We must stand together when things are rough, and we must be there for each other.
In short, we must be Penguins!
Carry on the tradition and do your part. You will know when it is your turn.