DES MOINES, Iowa – Carson King is getting what he originally wanted and something he didn’t expect — his face on a beer can — after his sign on ESPN’s College GameDay last Saturday sparked a fundraiser that has netted hundreds of thousands of dollars for a good cause.
After King’s sign requesting money for Busch Light went viral he decided to donate the money to the University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital, which as of 10:15 a.m. Friday had risen to $166,000. That means with the matching donations pledged by Busch Beer and Venmo, along with other donations, the children’s hospital will get at least $508,000.
Busch Beer is now taking it to a new level with another way to thank the Iowa State Cyclone fan, who they dubbed an “Iowa Legend,” for his good deeds. They first said King would get a year of free Busch Light, but now they’re making sure the cans he gets are “fit for a King.”
WHO-TV Director Keith Murphy said King texted him about his reaction after learning what Busch Beer was going to do.
“I lost it! … OMG, you’re kidding me! 😂”
King says he’s getting a year’s supply of his own cans and believes they’re exclusive to him.
King also responded to Busch Beer with this tweet:
— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 20, 2019