Carson King beer money $1 million, raises $1M for hospital with ‘beer money’ sign.
Thanks to Carson King’s famous “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished” sign asking people to send him beer money via Venmo during ESPN’s “College GameDay” coverage of the Cy-Hawk game in Ames, a total of over $1 million has been raised for University of Iowa’s Stead Children’s Hospital.
Oh, and King still gets a year’s supply of Busch Light cans branded with his face.
The total money raised includes combined contributions from Busch Light and Venmo, who pledged to match the donations King receives, and donations from other companies, including $50,000 from Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual. King’s employer, Prairie Meadows Casino, is helping him deal with any tax or accounting issues he may face.
King just returned from a weekend in New York touring Busch Light headquarters and has appeared in interviews on Good Morning America, NBC News, CNN Live and Fox and Friends.
When he arrived to his connecting flight home to Des Moines at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the 24-year-old dubbed an “Iowa Legend” on Busch cans bearing his image was greeted as a celebrity as Iowans mobbed him to get a picture.
There is even a petition to sell the beer with King’s face on them throughout the state.
“This petition is being made to *HOPEFULLY* convince Busch Beer to stock the IOWA LEGEND Carson King Busch Light cans throughout Iowa!” the petition states. The current signature goal of the petition is 25,000. As of Sunday afternoon over 23,000 signatures have been recorded.
This all started as a joke with a sign and a low stock of Busch Light, but it has become a widely successful fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital, and the donations have not halted.