The Mission of CYG
To connect inspiration, encouragement and wisdom from our like minded community of people, to those who desire improvement, so that everyone’s “game of life” will shine from the inside out.
The man behind the brand
My name is Gary Rogers. I was born in Pittsburgh but grew up in a suburb of Cincinnati, called Camp Dennison where my 3 brothers and I kept my Mom and Dad very busy, especially as we all participated in sports. I loved playing everything when growing up and eventually played football at Vanderbilt University where I played outside linebacker. Though our team wasn’t as successful as the rest of the SEC, we still had some very good players that continued their playing careers professionally. Though many of my friends had the opportunity to play in the NFL, I did not. After being out of football for a year because of an injury, I had the chance to play in the CFL. I made the team, but after my 2nd year, I hit rock bottom because of the many bad choices I made in life. During this time, I was forced to examine my life and decide which path I wanted to be on. I had no choice but to choose the other path, and for the first time as an athlete, I discovered how to give my best, both on and off the field. The results were amazing and I wanted to share my story with others, and so I created this brand called Check Your Game, that not only is catchy, means what it say, but it’s something I experienced after hitting rock bottom.
Are you also in a place where the path you’re on isn’t fulfilling what you thought it would? If so, we’re excited for you to be a part of our community where we all are encouraging each other in the “game of life!” And, if you’re not ready…no big deal! We want you to get involved when it’s the right time and fit for you, and when it is, we’ll welcome you with open arms!