An Iowa State fan’s sign asking for more beer money has now raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
23-year old Carson King held up a sign at the Cy-Hawk game last Saturday that read “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished – Venmo- Carson-King-25,” and got $6,000 in donations. That money is now going toward a special cause.
During an interview on Good Morning America this(Fri) morning, Carson King said the amount in his Venmo account rose to $157,000. Matching donations from Busch Beer and Venmo mean the hospital will get at least $471,000.
King said instead of using the money to buy more beer, he plans to donate all the money to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Two companies have responded to King’s plan with matching donations. The first was Busch Beer, tweeting that it would match whatever King collects. Now, the online money transfer service Venmo has added its matching donation to the total.