College football fan, 24, raises $1MILLION

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A college football fan who held up a sign live on television asking people for beer money has raised $1million which he plans to donate to a children’s hospital Carson King, 24, of Altoona, Iowa, decided to write ‘Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished’ on a board along with his Venmo handle in the hope of getting a few laughs last week He waved the board in the background of an EPSN College GameDay broadcast, before the Iowa vs Iowa State clash and was soon flooded with funds.Within hours he claimed to have received more than 2,000 notifications and his phone ‘just kept buzzing’ with people donating from all over America before he soon hit the $1million mark    Carson King (above), 24, decided to make the amusing sign as a joke in the hope of appearing on TV Little did he know people would take his plea for beer (left) seriously and donated hundreds of dollars to his Venmo account’We just reached a million in total contributions,’ he tweeted on Sunday ‘We’re not done yet!’ he added.    He today took to Twitter to reveal the account was sitting at $1 65million. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Flipping unbelievable: San Francisco skateboarder ditches ‘Bob Kraft is NEVER writing that check’: Antonio Brown’s. Share this article Share When the total reached $600, King announced that after covering the cost of one case of beer he would be donate the rest to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Upon hearing of the kind act Busch and Venmo have vowed to match all donations, which had exceeded $75,000 by Thursday morning – pushing the total to more than $225,000   He today took to Twitter to reveal the account was sitting at $1.65million ‘We just reached a million in total contributions,’ he tweeted on Sunday ‘We’re not done yet!’ he added In the background to the ESPN college football broadcast was King and his sign (above) King told WHO-TV: ‘I just thought as a joke, maybe I could make a sign asking for money to get some Busch Light ‘ King had arrived to watch the 3pm game between football game at around 5.30am and explained that the atmosphere there was ‘electric ‘He said: ‘Just non-stop energy. People singing, dancing and having a good time the entire time ‘After coming up with the idea for the amusing sign, he told his family about his plan Within hours he claimed to have received more than 2,000 notifications and his phone ‘just kept buzzing’ with people donating from all over America When the total reached $600, King announced that after covering the cost of one case of beer he would be donate the rest to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital’My mom was like ‘this is going to be a proud mom moment My son is going to be begging for money for beer on national television,’ Carson joked But little did she know, her son would gain fame for another, more selfless reason, after tens, hundreds and then thousands went into his Venmo account Carson said: ‘I had people [donate] from Texas, Idaho, California, Massachusetts, all over A lot of Clemson people donated. I guess they like Busch Light, too.’After the money surpassed his intended target of a ‘case of beer’ he decided that all future proceeds would go to charity After the money surpassed his intended target of a ‘case of beer’ he decided that all future proceeds would go to charityHe explained: ‘Their hospital does great things for the state of Iowa Both for Iowa State and the University of Iowa. ‘The wave is a huge thing now. Those kids are fighters and they deserve any chance they can get ‘King told Good Morning America that he intends to keep his Venmo account open until the end of the month  From there he will transfer the money into his account and present a check to the hospital in person There he intends to go on a tour of the hospital facilities and meet some of the children who will benefit from large-scale donation King said: ‘To go from that – just a Sharpie-drawn poster board sign – to what we’re at now is just incredible ‘  He intends to go on a tour of the hospital facilities and meet some of the children who will benefit from large-scale donation

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