In S.D., come for the hockey. Stay for the racism


Looking for the racists at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City? They’re up in the luxury boxes, according to TV station KOTA.

On Saturday, Justin Poor Bear, a father who chaperoned 57 American Horse School students from Allen to a hockey game, says men in a luxury suite poured beer on the kids below and hurled racial slurs.

He writes on his Facebook page:

Tom Helland, president of Eagle Sales, a beer wholesaler, said his company rents the suite and allowed guests from out-of-town to use it. No one from the distributor was involved, according to KOTA.

The hockey team is planning to invite the kids back.

(h/t: Hart Van Denburg)

  • Shameful.

  • Lobs

    That is disgraceful and sickening! Those poor kIds and Staff! I hope the perpetrators are found and held accountable. I wish the adults had been evicted or arrested. Skunks.

  • joetron2030

    Sadly not shocked at all.

  • boB from WA

    Just because the beer distributor rents the place out doesn’t mean a) they aren’t responsible, and b) know who rented the place and can/should hold those folks responsible as well.

    • I assume they are big customers of the beer company.