College Football Fan's Beer Sign Raises More Than $1 Million For Children's Hospital

September 25, 2019

A college football fan was just asking for beer money as a joke and ended up raising more than $1 million for a local children's hospital.

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Carson King

Carson King, 24, went viral for his homemade sign asking viewers of ESPN's College GameDay to donate to his Venmo account so he could afford to buy more beer.

His phone immediately blew up with notifications from Venmo, King told CNN. Within 30 minutes, King had raised over $400.

He decided that, minus the cost of one case of Busch Light, he'd donate the rest of the money to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

As word spread of his plans to donate the money, more people decided to contribute.

Stead Family Children's Hospital said they were overwhelmed by King's generosity, and the generosity of all the donors who pledged their support.

King said the campaign will continue through the end of September.

"The University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital does amazing work for kids and families all over the country," King said. "I just wanted to help them out in anyway I could."

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