A college football fan holding a sign on live TV and asking people for beer money will donate all proceeds to a children's hospital after his account was flooded with money.
Carson King, 24, from Altoona, Iowa, decided to & # 39; Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished & # 39; write on a board with his Venmo handle, hoping to laugh a few times last Saturday.
He realized little, after the sign appeared in the background of a broadcast from EPSN College GameDay, before the collision between the state of Iowa and Iowa, that people would donate to his & # 39; case & # 39 ;.
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 buying one 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.
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
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. You know, buy some lattes. & # 39;
He later explained that & # 39; lattes & # 39; is a nickname for the beer brand.
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.
& # 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, & # 39; & # 39; 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;
After the funds had exceeded a few hundred dollars, much to King's surprise, he (left) spoke with his family and decided to donate the funds to a local children's hospital. After sharing the news online, others quickly discovered the cause
King tweeted about his plan to donate the money he had received and Busch Beer quickly offered to match any donations (above)
Venmo also said they would also match donations that were around $ 75,000 from Thursday morning – meaning more than $ 225,000 will go to the children's hospital
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;
King could hardly believe the news on Thursday morning (above) when the account had more than $ 75,000 in donations after the viral went online
At the end of the month, King will transfer the money to his account and then hand over a check to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children & # 39; s Hospital.
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