Earlier, Craig Calcaterra reported on the Angels’ Pioneer League team, the Orem Owlz, holding a “Caucasian Heritage Night“. It didn’t take long for the event to get cancelled.
You may have read that the Orem Owlz had long ago scheduled Caucasian Heritage Night as one of its 38 promotions.
Minor League Baseball, and the Orem Owlz, is about baseball, togetherness and family fun for all fans of all races, religions, and orientations. Our goal in this promotion, like any of our promotions, is to have fun and make fun of everyday normalcies. Our night was to include wonder bread on burgers with mayonnaise, clips from shows like Friends and Seinfeld and trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge. We understand, in light of recent tragic events, that our intentions have been misconstrued. For that, we sincerely apologize.
The Owlz are committed to all its fans, families and all fans of baseball alike – no matter who you are. The event has been removed from our promotional schedule effectively immediately.
Good on the Owlz for taking criticism and cancelling the promotion, although the jokes in the apology aren’t really appropriate given the context.