Man asking for beer money on “College GameDay” raises over $1 million, donates it to charity


A college football fan who held up a sign asking for beer money on a national “College GameDay” broadcast has raised more than $1 million and has pledged to donate the money to a local children’s hospital.

Carson King held up a sign reading “Busch Light supply needs replenished” with his Venmo username. After a flood of contributions, he announced he would be donating all but the cost for a case of Busch Light to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Both Busch Light and Venmo said they would match the donations.

King broke the $1 million threshold in total contributions over the weekend.

The donations are currently sitting in at $1.3 million, and King said he is hoping for $2 million by the end of September.

Donations can be sent by Venmo to Carson-King-25 and are open until September 30.