Boy, nine, dresses like a viral Venmo beer money man and raises thousands of dollars after holding up a sign requesting donations to a children's hospital instead of sweets on Halloween
- Sam Hall decided to dress up as Carson King who went viral at the end of last month after being seen in the sports broadcast & # 39; begging for beer money & # 39;
- King later donated to a charity when his account was flooded with money
- The football fan's efforts made him donate $ 2.95 million to charities for the Children's Hospital of the University of Iowa Stead Family
- King's number 1 has so far raised $ 10,000 in his own Halloween fundraising
A boy from Iowa has raised thousands of dollars for a children's hospital by dressing up as Carson King – the football fan who has raised millions himself for charity with a simple beer sign.
Last month, King became a viral online sensation of asking for beer money in the background of a sports broadcast – to later donate the roughly $ 3 million he raised to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital.
Inspired by the fundraiser, nine-year-old Sam Hall decided to dress up as King – and took the lead by refusing trick-or-candy in favor of donations to charities.
Sam Hall raises money for the same hospital as his idol, to which Carson King has donated. Mr. King gave the money to the charity after he had unexpectedly raised millions after being noticed last month & # 39; begging & # 39; for beer money at a sports broadcast
Sam & # 39; s Halloween campaign, which in itself becomes a viral sensation, has exactly the same characteristics as its idol.
The boy can be seen in the Facebook post of his mother Cindy Sobaski Hall, dressed in an Iowa State University Cyclone hoodie and cap, and with a sign attached – just like Carson King in the background of the ESPN College GameDay broadcast.
& # 39; Root beer stock needs to be replenished, & # 39; read Sam & # 39; s board.
In another photo with the back of his plate, Sam has written instead of candy that he wants donations for the same hospital that Mr. King donated.
At the post, his mother wrote that Sam had chosen his Halloween costume weeks ago and did not wait once.
& # 39; His uncle persuaded me to open a Venmo account so that he can donate money to the U or I Children's & # 39; s Hospital. Just like Carson, she wrote.
Sam & # 39; s mother Cindy Sobaski Hall has publicly shared her son's progress on her Facebook page, and has provided regular updates on his fundraising goal
In the next post, Sam can be seen alongside his Halloween role model – Mr King.
& # 39; Sam had a pretty exciting day. He reached $ 9,000 #ForTheKids and Carson King came by with root beer and sweets! Carson is truly #IowaNice, & Mrs. Hall wrote.
& # 39; The Venmo account (Sam-Hall-85) will be open through Halloween to raise money for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital. Spread the word and donate to help Sam reach $ 10,000 and more! & # 39;
On Mr King's own Facebook page, he shared his praise for the young boy's charitable efforts.
& # 39; Sam is a superhero & # 39 ;, wrote the 24-year-old casino employee. & # 39; I'll say it again and I'll say it again, Sam is the man.
& # 39; I had to make sure that he got his fix from Rootbeer and Candy! He stands at over $ 10,000 for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital #ForTheKids. & # 39;
Sam & # 39; s Halloween campaign, which in itself becomes a viral sensation, carries exactly the same characteristics as his idol, as can be clearly seen in this photo's that his mother shared on her Facebook page
Mr. King's own campaign, although ultimately successful, was not without controversy.
His initial goal, the less good cause, a few laughs and maybe enough money to spend a few beers on the game, received worldwide attention after the image of him begging & # 39; beer money became viral.
However, after his account was flooded, Mr. King decided to use this money for a more selfless purpose and to donate it to the local children's hospital.
His friendly gesture was almost derailed when a local journalist revealed two racist tweets that the 24-year-old had posted when he was just a teenager in 2011.
However, after he sincerely apologized in a statement on television, Mr. King's fundraising continued to donate – with a top of $ 2.95 million when it was closed.
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