The Orem Owlz, a minor league baseball team in Utah, scheduled the white appreciation event which would include Wonder Bread on burgers with mayo and a vertical jumping contest.
Within hours of posting a promotion, and two days after the deadly church shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, the team canceled the event after social media lit up.
The night was meant to be a lighthearted event, according the team’s official statement.
“We understand, in light of recent tragic events, that our intentions have been misconstrued. For that, we sincerely apologize,” read the statement.
Many took to twitter with their thoughts using #caucasianheritagenight.