ISU Fan Turns Beer Money Into Fundraiser for Children's Hospital

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Busch Beer to Match Funds Raised by ISU Fan’s Viral Gameday Sign in Donation to Children’s Hospital

What started as a joke, will instead be a four-figure donation to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

Carson King, 24, said he thought it would be a amusing joke to attend the College GameDay broadcast at Iowa State University and hold a sign saying his "Busch Light needs replenished" and including his account information for money transferring app Venmo.

"It was electric", 24-year-old Carson King told WHO. King was hoping to receive enough money to buy beer but ended up with a lot more.

"Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished." and included his Venmo account information. "Venmo Carson-King-25".

Tom Moore, a spokesman for University of Iowa Healthcare, said the Stead Family Children's Hospital had spoken to King and was coordinating a time for him to "bring the donation over and present the check" early next month.

"Probably like most moms, I just laughed and thought, 'Great, this will be my proudest moment, '" Archer-King told the Register.

The college football show was broadcasting from Ames, Iowa, ahead of the matchup between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones. Both for Iowa State and the University of Iowa. The wave is a huge thing now. "Those kids are fighters and they deserve any chance they can get", said King. "It was over $5,700 and people are still donating and sharing the post and all that fun stuff".

The donations are now around $6,000.

King tells our Justin Surrency, as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, he had received $8,300 sent to his Venmo account.

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