Hey everyone, Hitzel here. I'm calling on the Splatoon Community and anyone else who can help to support Penguitt (Austin Whitt) in his time of need.
For those not aware, Penguitt has had two costly events occur while in Japan for Platinum Cup:
The first was a Typhoon that delayed his flight and forced him to purchase more lodging and a new plane ticket that he could not afford (because connecting flights were from different airlines, only one airline offered a refund). An attempt is being made to get the costs covered, but so far nothing has come of that. I will update if this changes.
The second was while he was in Japan, his apartment back home in America was broken into and robbed. After filing a police report the stolen items have amounted to $1,200.00 ─ thus the goal of this campaign.
Penguitt's friend group was able to send enough money to get him home safely from Japan. Penguitt had refused to ask for money when stuck in Japan and insists on paying his friends back, but the theft has forced us to turn to the community for help raising further funds.
School starts for Penguitt at the end of August. We are hoping we can meet our goal by that time.
Penguitt is a long-time upstanding and hard-working member of our community, and as a top player he has always been kind and helpful to players seeking advice. It is because of his character and good reputation that I feel comfortable calling on the community to help him. Thank you so much for your help everyone, it means a lot to him!
To help further, please see the pinned post on my Twitter: @Hitzel89 for information on a stream event on Saturday 8/18 I am organizing to help promote the campaign for Penguitt. If you would like to be a part of the event as a streamer or a player, please fill out this survey.
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