Insurance Industry Finds a Way to Make Itself Even Less Likable

February 16, 2011

Everybody at the Indianapolis Ice game gave Richard Marsh a standing ovation when he earned $50,000 for charity by shooting a hockey puck through a six-inch target from 200 feet away. Except, of course, for a third party insurance company, which refused to donate the money because of a minor rule infraction.

According to the Huffington Post, “a press release from the Indiana Ice Hockey Team released today states that the decision to not dole out the prize money [happened because] the contestant was disqualified because he made the shot from outside a designated area.”

Following the insurance company’s claim, the team decided to take the money out of their own pockets (their deep minor league hockey pockets), and pay the charity themselves.