Football Fan Who Begged for Beer Money Ended Up with Cool One Million for Charity


The football fan whose sign begging for beer money went viral was shocked to end up with nearly one million dollars to donate to charity.

ISU football fan Carson King ended up on ESPN’s College Game Day with an amusing sign about his need for some beer money.

King’s sign read, “Bush Light Supply Needs Replenished,” and then featured King’s Venmo name.

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The ESPN cameras caught King’s sign and soon enough it caught the eye of the Internet, too.

King soon found that people all across the nation decided to help out.

In an interview with Fox & Friends on Saturday, King admitted that this mom wasn’t exactly enamored with her son’s stunt.

“My mom heard the idea and she’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, my son’s going to be on national television asking for beer money,’ you know, proud mom moment,” he joked.

Thousands of people heard King’s call and donated to the beer fund.

But so many donated that King soon realized that he simply could not keep it all.

So, he decided that he would donate the cash to the University of Iowa’s Children’s Hospital.

Busch Beer also decided to jump in after King announced his charitable contribution.

Even donation platform Venmo pledged to match the donation:

King eventually announced that he was ready to donate nearly a million bucks to the hospital.

Busch Beer had one more surprise for the generous college student: Beer for life!

*UPDATE*–Feels Good Story Ends Sour Thanks to Fake News Media

Beer company reneges on donation because Des Moines Register smeared King over an off color tweet he made when he was a teen.

The paper, though, has taken so much heat for the smear campaign that its editor tried to post an “explanation” to make excuses.

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