Busch giving year’s supply of beer to ‘GameDay’ fan for hospital donations
The Iowa State Cyclones fan whose “College GameDay” sign asking for beer money evolved into an amazing charitable drive will now be enjoying a year’s supply of suds as a reward for his efforts.
Carson King became a sensation this week thanks to his sign’s appearance during the telecast of the ESPN’s college football pregame show from Ames, Iowa, on Saturday. The sign, which read, “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished,” included King’s Venmo account.
Iowans love their Busch Light Lol @paulyhoward @MitchMossRadio pic.twitter.com/AZdT5wEI4j— SC (@downonthedog) September 14, 2019
As King’s Venmo account accumulated thousands of dollars, the Cyclones fan decided he would donate all the funds to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
pic.twitter.com/dfOpj8lZoo— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 14, 2019
As of Thursday, King had raised an astounding $67,000. With Venmo and Busch pledging to match all donations, the hospital will receive over $200,000.
Busch has since announced that it will also be giving King a year’s supply of Busch Light. Even better, the cans have been customized to feature King’s likeness.
Hey @CarsonKing2, we said we’d send you a year’s worth of Busch Light, but first we had to make sure the cans were fit for a King. Let us know where to send the truck. #IowaLegend pic.twitter.com/czGBuXRE92— Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) September 20, 2019
King unsurprisingly is thrilled with Busch’s beer gesture.
#BuschIsBae https://t.co/wlxq1ALsVA— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 20, 2019
No one could have possibly predicted how wonderfully this story has played out.