Who’s Carson King? Even if the name doesn’t ring a bell, you’re probably familiar with what he did during the 2019 college football season.
Let’s start from the beginning…
Carson King, a recent Iowa State graduate, showed up to College GameDay in Ames, Iowa, back in 2o19 with a sign requesting donations to replenish his Busch Light supply, the unofficial state beverage of Iowa.
When the sign with his Venmo info got a few seconds of airtime, donations began pouring in. King tweeted out that he would be donating all the money to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, save for one case of Busch Light, and that’s when the donations EXPLODED.
Carson King’s Venmo account now reads: $178,000. The 24-year-old Iowa State fan turned a College GameDay sign asking for money for Busch Light and funneled all his money into a donation for @UIchildrens Hospital. With Venmo & Busch match, total raised is now $534,000! pic.twitter.com/5pRUaRHLu4
Busch Light agreed to match whatever he could raise by the end of the month, Venmo agreed to do the same. Hundreds of thousands of dollars started pouring in and King was dubbed an “Iowa Legend” and given a year-supply of Busch Lightwith his own face on the custom cans.
Countless TV interviews, newspaper interviews, he was a state and national hero, who single-handedly managed to raise over a million dollars for children fighting cancer.
Some dickhead from the Des Moines Register tried to ruin it all, but we’re not getting into that…
At the end of the day, Carson King has managed to raise a grand total of $2.95 million dollars for the Iowa Children’s Hospital.
$2.95 million dollars, all because one humble kid from Iowa held up a sign at a college football game. Absolutely incredible.
But now, Carson is at it again, once again raising a ton of money for Children battling terrible, terrible diseases at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital as well as Blanks Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.
This year we’re going to split the total funds raised between the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City and Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines! #FTKpic.twitter.com/4QVtRl2kjr