Beer money plea ultimately gives sick children a fighting chance
IOWA CITY, IA — What began as a joke at a college football game has grown into a $3 million donation to help children fight life-threatening diseases.
Carson King became famous for holding up a humorous sign during ESPN’s College Game Day asking for beer money. Weeks later, King was able to transfer over $3 million from his Venmo account to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
King expressed his surprise at the success of the impromptu fundraiser yesterday. “I think it’s crazy to think about all these kids and their families that we’re gonna help out with this donation. I never thought it would get near this big. I didn’t think we’d get anything to start with so three million’s pretty cool.”
By the time King donated the funds to the hospital, around 35,000 people had donated to the cause.