Beer sign shown on TV generates $3 million in donations
IOWA CITY,Iowa - It all started with a man holding up a sign for beer money on TV. Now that he's raised almost $3 million in donations for a children's hospital, the fundraiser is ending. The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital thanked Carson King on Tuesday for the impromptu fundraiser that turned into millions. Controversy rocked the beer sign fundraiser last week when old racist tweets King had made years earlier were resurfaced on Tuesday. The fundraiser went from $1.5 million on last Wednesday to $2.95 million on Tuesday, doubling in size, King said.
Racist tweets made beer brand end deal
(CNN) - Carson King raised more than $1 million for an Iowa children's hospital, borne out of a request for beer money on national TV. But old racist tweets ended his relationship with the beer company that promised to match his fundraising. In now-deleted tweets, Busch Beer promised to send King, dubbed the "Iowa Legend," a year's supply of beer cans with his face and name on them. Anheuser-Busch spokesperson Matt Kohan told CNN on Wednesday that the company would still donate more than $350,000 to the hospital as promised, but it had rescinded its beer offer. "I'm just glad that Busch and Venmo are matching the donations and that we can continue to make a difference for the hospital," King told CNN by phone on Wednesday evening.
College football fan raises $1 million with sign asking for beer money
- A college football fan who asked for beer money on national TV raised more than $1 million! On an ESPN College Game Day broadcast, Carson King held up a sign saying 'Busch Light supply needs replenished' and included his Venmo username. But when word got out King was going to donate the money to an Iowa children's hospital... donations went through the roof. Busch also said it is sending King a year's supply of beer, and even put his name and face on the cans. The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital said they were overwhelmed by everyone's generosity.
College football fan's sign asking for beer money raises more than $1M
A college football fan who held up a sign on national TV asking for beer money has raised more than $1 million -- and he's giving it to a children's hospital. AMES, Iowa (CNN) - A college football fan who held up a sign on national TV asking for beer money has raised more than $1 million -- and he's giving it to a children's hospital. By Sunday morning, the contributions -- including Busch Beer and Venmo's matches -- had reached $1 million, and were continuing to rise. Stead Family Children's Hospital said they were overwhelmed by King's generosity, and the generosity of all the donors who pledged their support. "The University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital does amazing work for kids and families all over the country," he said.
Carson King meets million dollar mark in contributions for children's hospital
WATERLOO, Iowa - Carson King, the Iowa State Fan known for his famous College Gameday Venmo sign, says he's reached a million dollars in total contributions, according to KWWL. Which means that @UIchildrens is going to receive over $200.000.00 after @BuschBeer and @venmo match! #ForTheKids Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 19, 2019The Iowa State fan is raising money for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. The fundraising started when King appeared on ESPN's College Gameday show, before last weekend's Iowa vs. Iowa State football game. Both Busch Light and Venmo announced they will match the money raised at the end of the month.
Beer money sign turns into big donation
- A college football fan who held up a sign on national TV asking for beer money says he's giving the thousands of dollars he raked in to a children's hospital. He scrawled his Venmo account details on the sign for the nation to see. The children's hospital is next to the Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium. We're going to match your donation to University of Iowa. King said those interested in donating to the Stead Family Children's Hospital can also do so directly through the hospital's website.