24-year-old college fan, waving a plate and begging people for & # 39; beer money & # 39 ;, raises $ 1 million

A college football fan who held up a plate live on television and asked people for beer money, raised $ 1 million that he plans to donate to a children's hospital.

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Carson King, 24, from Altoona, Iowa, together with his Venmo handle & # 39; Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished & # 39; to write on a board hoping to laugh a few times last week.

He waved the board in the background of a broadcast from EPSN College GameDay, before the collision between the state of Iowa and Iowa, and was soon flooded with money.

But after he reached $ 600 and bought himself a box of beer, he decided to change his fundraising to support a children's hospital. The donations arrived quickly.

Carson King (above), 24, decided to make the funny character a joke in the hope of appearing on TV

Little did he know that people would take his plea for beer (above) seriously and donated hundreds of dollars to his Venmo account

Little did he know that people would take his plea for beer (above) seriously and donated hundreds of dollars to his Venmo account

Carson King (above), 24, decided to make the funny character a joke in the hope of appearing on TV. Little did he know that people would take his plea for beer (left) seriously and donated hundreds of dollars to his Venmo account

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Within a few hours he claimed to have received more than 2,000 notifications and his phone & # 39; kept on buzzing & # 39; with people from all over America before he quickly reached $ 1 million.

& # 39; We have just reached a million in total contributions & # 39 ;, he tweeted on Sunday. & # 39; We are not done yet! & # 39; he added.

He went to Twitter today to reveal that the account was $ 1.65 million.

When the total reached $ 600, King announced that, after covering the cost of one case of beer, he would donate the remainder to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital.

Upon hearing the nice act, Busch and Venmo vowed to match all donations that had exceeded $ 75,000 on Thursday morning – bringing the total to more than $ 225,000.

He went to Twitter today to reveal that the account was $ 1.65 million

He went to Twitter today to reveal that the account was $ 1.65 million

He went to Twitter today to reveal that the account was $ 1.65 million

& # 39; We have just reached a million in total contributions & # 39 ;, he tweeted on Sunday. & # 39; We are not done yet! & # 39; he added
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& # 39; We have just reached a million in total contributions & # 39 ;, he tweeted on Sunday. & # 39; We are not done yet! & # 39; he added

& # 39; We have just reached a million in total contributions & # 39 ;, he tweeted on Sunday. & # 39; We are not done yet! & # 39; he added

In the background of the ESPN college football broadcast was King and his character (above)

In the background of the ESPN college football broadcast was King and his character (above)

In the background of the ESPN college football broadcast was King and his character (above)

King told WHO TV: & # 39; I was just kidding, maybe I could make a sign asking for money to get some Busch Light. & # 39;

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King had arrived around 5.30 am to watch the fifteen game between the football game and explained that the atmosphere there & # 39; electric & # 39; used to be.

He said: & # 39; Just non-stop energy. People sing, dance and have fun all the time. & # 39;

After coming up with the idea for the funny sign, he told his family about his plan.

Within a few hours he claimed to have received more than 2,000 notifications and his phone & # 39; kept on buzzing & # 39; with people who donate from all over America

Within a few hours he claimed to have received more than 2,000 notifications and his phone & # 39; kept on buzzing & # 39; with people who donate from all over America

Within a few hours he claimed to have received more than 2,000 notifications and his phone & # 39; kept on buzzing & # 39; with people who donate from all over America

When the total reached $ 600, King announced that, after covering the cost of one case of beer, he would donate the remainder to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital
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When the total reached $ 600, King announced that, after covering the cost of one case of beer, he would donate the remainder to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital

When the total reached $ 600, King announced that, after covering the cost of one case of beer, he would donate the remainder to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital

& # 39; My mother had something like & # 39; this will be a moment of proud mother. My son is begging for money for beer on national television, & Carson joked.

Little did she know, her son would become famous for another, more selfless reason, after tens, hundreds and then thousands went to his Venmo account.

Carson said: & I had people everywhere (donating) from Texas, Idaho, California, Massachusetts. Many Clemson people have donated. I think they also love Busch Light. & # 39;

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After the money reaches its intended purpose of a & # 39; beer case & # 39; had surpassed, he decided that all future proceeds would go to charity.

After the money reaches its intended purpose of a & # 39; beer case & # 39; had surpassed, he decided that all future proceeds would go to charity

After the money reaches its intended purpose of a & # 39; beer case & # 39; had surpassed, he decided that all future proceeds would go to charity

After the money reaches its intended purpose of a & # 39; beer case & # 39; had surpassed, he decided that all future proceeds would go to charity

He explained: & # 39; Their hospital is doing great things for the state of Iowa. Both for the state of Iowa and the University of Iowa.

& # 39; The wave is now a huge thing. Those children are fighters and deserve every chance they can get. & # 39;

King told Good Morning America that he plans to keep his Venmo account open until the end of the month.

From there, he will transfer the money to his account and personally hand over a check to the hospital.

There he plans to take a tour of the hospital facilities and meet some of the children who benefit from large-scale donations.

King said: & # 39; To get away from that – just a poster board signed by Sharpie – to what we are today is simply incredible. & # 39;

He plans to take a tour of the hospital facilities and meet some of the children who benefit from large-scale donations

He plans to take a tour of the hospital facilities and meet some of the children who benefit from large-scale donations

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He plans to take a tour of the hospital facilities and meet some of the children who benefit from large-scale donations

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