It’s nice to see people around the country coming together for a great cause, beer money. Carson King, a student at Iowa State, took it upon himself to ask the world for beer money during a College Game Day broadcast… Check out his sign:
— Keith Murphy (@MurphyKeith) September 22, 2019
After being bombarded with donations to his Venmo account, he vowed to donate the money to charity after buying a case of Busch Light, of course.
With all the donations my @CollegeGameDay sign for @BuschBeer has received, I will be donating all but enough for a case of Busch Light to @uiowa Children’s Hospital. We’re at over $1,600.00 right now! @CycloneATH @WideRtNattyLt @ChrisMWilliams Venmo Carson-King-25
— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 14, 2019
But then he got a LOT more money… more than one million dollars. Busch Light and Venmo agreed to match the money raised and it would all go to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
.@CarsonKing2 this is the best thing we have read all year, we’re inspired.
We’re going to match your donation to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and we’ll throw in some of that Busch Light you were looking for. https://t.co/NPPrPp6zJg
— Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) September 17, 2019
— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 24, 2019
That’s not all though… after this incredible gesture, Busch Light honored this college student by putting his face on the freakin’ can calling him an “Iowa Legend” with a promise to send him a year’s worth of their beer.
Hey @CarsonKing2, we said we’d send you a year’s worth of Busch Light, but first we had to make sure the cans were fit for a King. Let us know where to send the truck. #IowaLegend pic.twitter.com/czGBuXRE92
— Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) September 20, 2019
Moral of the story: it doesn’t hurt to ask for beer money.