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Beer money request earns more than $465,000 for children’s hospital

Kaitlyn Riley



Photo Credit: deWit Construction

It all started with a beer.

Carson King was spotted on ESPN’s Game Day during the Iowa-Iowa State game last weekend, holding a sign with his Venmo account and a request for money to refill his supply of Busch Light.

When hundreds of dollars rolled in, King announced he would buy a case of Busch and donate the rest to the University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital.

Then, hundreds turned to thousands of dollars.

After tagging Busch Beer and Venmo in a tweet, both companies promised to match the funds.

King posted on Facebook Friday morning, he woke up to more than $155,000 in donations before the match.

Today I woke up to see over $155,000.00 raised! And that’s before Busch and Venmo match the contribution! University of…

Posted by Carson King on Friday, September 20, 2019