I know I am late to the party on this story..but it is still ongoing and it is about time to give credit where credit is due.
If you haven’t heard, last week Carson King went viral at a college football game holding a sign requesting money to help restock his fridge with beer. A very harmless sign that was kind of funny and it started making waves on the internet.
To Carson King’s surprise, he started getting a significant amount donations and before he knew it he had upwards of $1,600 for his beer fund. Now, as a recent college graduate I cannot even comprehend having $1,600 at my disposal during a school year. I remember having to avoid the bars with a $20 minimum because I only had $16.38 in my bank account and I needed it to get me through the weekend. So to just be handed $1,600 mid-semester for having a funny poster?! That is every college kids dream!
But, Carson King is a much better person than I am and I would argue he is a better person than most people on our planet. Carson’s first thought was not, “Can you believe the night out I am about to have?”
Carson decided that after he purchased a case of beer to stock his refrigerator, the rest of the money raised would go to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Since making this know Carson King has raised over $2 million to donate to the hospital.
Let me say that one more time…Carson King, a beer drinking college student at Iowa State has raised over $2 MILLION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA STEAD FAMILY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL!
Absolutely incredible. Faith in humanity restored.In addition to Carson Kings donations other companies including Anheuser Busch have made donations for this awesome cause.
If you happen to run into Carson King anytime soon, buy him a beer please. If you want to donate to an awesome cause, his Venmo is still accepting donations.