Beer Money: ISU fan’s Gameday sign brings in big cash for charity


LAURA: AN IOWA STATE FAN IS
GAINING NATIONAL ATTENTION AFTER
HIS BRIEF APPEARANCE ON ESPN
SATURDAY. HE HELD A SIGN ASKING FOR BEER
MONEY. NOW HE IS GETTING A WHOLE LOT
MORE THAN HE BARGAINED FOR AND
DONATING IT ALL TO CHARITY.>>PRETTY SIMPLE, YOU KNOW? HOPE TO GET A COUPLE BUCKS TO
BUY A COUPLE BEERS. HOLDING THE SIGN THAT STARTED
ALL, CARSON KING IS ALL
SMILES MONDAY. THE ISU FAN MADE IT AS A JOKE,
WRITING “BUSCH LIGHT SUPPL
NEEDS REPLENISHED.”
I THOUGHT, WHAT WOULD BE FUNNY
TO DO FOR A SIGN?>>BUT WHEN KING AND HIS SIGN
MADE IT ON NATIONAL TV FOR ESPN
“GAME DAY THE JOKE WAS ON HIM.>>IT’S NUTS. IT’S DIFFERENT. I’M NOT USED TO IT SO IT’S A
LITTLE WEIRD.>>ONLINE DONATIONS STARTED
POURING IN TO KING’S VENMO
ACCOUNT.>>JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO, WE
REACHED $6,000
INSTEAD OF BUYING UNLIMITED
CASES OF BUSCH LIGHT, HE’LL
DONATE THE MONEY INSTEAD
— MONEY INSTEAD TO THE UNIVERITY OF IOWA STEAD FAMILY
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, THE HOME OF
THE WAVE. KING’S SELFLESS ACT IS NOW
GETTING EVEN MORE ATTENTIO
STRANGERS ARE SENDING MONEY,
WRITING MESSAGES OF KINDNESS AND
LOVE.>>I HAD ONE GENTLEM DONATE
$300 IN MEMORY OF HIS FRIEND
THAT PASSED AWAY. WHILE KING HAD TO TURN OFF
HIS NOTIFICATIONS BECAUSE HIS
PHONE IS BLOWING UP, HE HOPES
THE DONATIONS DONT’ STOP.>>I’M HOPING SOME LOCAL
BUSINESSES WILL REACH OUT AND
MATCH WHATEVER I CAN MAKE SO WE
CAN MAKE A HUGE IMPACT FOR THE
KIDS.>>KING SAYS HE KEPT JUST ENOUGH
MONEY TO BUY ONE CASE OF BUSCH
LIGHT. THE REST IS BEING DONATED. BY THE WAY, IF YOU WANT TO HELP
OUT, HIS VENMO ACCOUNT IS ON
YOUR SCREEN THERE,
CARSON-KING-

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