Hockey Team, Bank Apologize For Teachers’ Cash Scramble

(Sioux Falls, SD) — A South Dakota hockey team and a bank are apologizing for a promotion that had teachers scrambling to pick up dollar bills on the ice Saturday. Ten teachers were chosen to grab as many dollar bills as they could in under five minutes, with the cash to be spent on school supplies. Video of the event went viral and set off a storm of online criticism. On Monday, the Sioux Falls Stampede and CU Mortgage Direct Bank, which donated the cash, issued a statement apologizing for creating a promotion they said “appears to be degrading and insulting” toward the teachers. Each teacher got 500 dollars and the bank said Monday it will give them another 500 and 500 dollars to 21 teachers who weren’t picked for the Dash for Cash.

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