It all started as a goof--Carson King was going to the ESPN College Gameday broadcast at the Iowa-Iowa State Game. He had a (very) handmade sign saying his Busch Beer needed to be replenished, along with his Venmo information. Incredibly, upon the first sighting of the sign--Carson had several hundred dollars in his account. Within the day, he had thousands of dollars, and a promise of matching cash from Busch and Venmo.
Well--things have gone well for Carson. He said he planned to donate all but $15 (the cost of a case of Busch Light beer) to the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Lots of other positive things have happened since then:
The hospital was delighted and offered Carson a tour of the hospital.
Two Hawkeyes fans have donated their tickets to Carson for this weekend's game.
Busch Light has offered Carson a years-supply of beer with his face on it!
An ice cream shop from his hometown has created a non-alcoholic Busch Light flavored ice cream in his honor. (100% of the ice cream's proceeds will go to his Venmo account.)
A local bank has donated $60,000.
The total so far--over $1 MILLION DOLLARS! Wow!