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Football fan with sign asking for beer money goes viral, raises $1 million that he donates to children’s hospital


A college football fan who went viral after waving a sign requesting beer money on TV has reportedly raised more than $1 million for an Iowa children’s hospital.

“We just reached a million in total contributions, Busch Beer and Venmo,” Carson King exclaimed on Twitter. “Let’s goooo! We’re not done yet!”

King’s saga began Sept. 14 when he appeared on ESPN’s “College GameDay” waving a handmade sign reading “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished” along with his Venmo handle carson-king-25.

“I thought it would just be a joke,” King told “Good Morning America” on Friday. “I didn’t think anyone would actually see it.”

King raised much more than expected and, after getting advice from his family, he decided to donate the money, minus one case of beer, to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Venmo and Busch Beer joined King and announced they would match the donation.

King said he planned to keep his Venmo account open for donations until the end of the month before giving the money to the hospital in person.

“What a week!,” the hospital tweeted. “We are overwhelmed by all of your generosity, and our hearts are full.”

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