Who Knew That Asking For Beer Money Would Help A Children's Hospital #GoodVibes

With Jason Pullman

September 19, 2019

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All Carson King wanted was a little extra beer money, but what became of this story he could never have imagined.

King, a 24-year-old Iowa State fan, was seen on ESPN College GameDay holding up a sign that read 'Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished Venmo Carson-King-25.'

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He did it as a joke, but was hoping to get at least little cash for a case of beer. 

He ended up raising $400 in just an hour! He could not believe how many people were donating to his cause. Once he hit $600, he decided he would donate the money to the rival University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, which is adjacent to the football field in Iowa City.

King's mother and brother also shared the fundraiser with his Venmo handle on Twitter and Facebook and that is when the donations REALLY starting pouring in.

Both Busch Beer and Venmo saw the tweets and wanted to do their part by pledging to match King's donation to the hospital.


As of yesterday his fund has raised $34,000 and if both Busch Beer and Venmo match that contribution, King will be donating over $100,000 to the children's hospital!

King's story has not only went viral in the states, but people from other countries including Australia, Canada, and Poland have also donated to the cause. 

“It’s turned into something really cool, and a way to help families and to help the kids,” said King. He is planning to present the grand total to the hospital later this month while also getting a chance to tour the halls and meet some of the kids. 

Who would have thought that a funny beer money sign would actually help hundreds in the University of Iowa Children's Hospital? #GoodVibes