Carson King is getting what he originally wanted and something he didn’t expect — his face on a beer can — out of a sign he displayed on ESPN’s College GameDay last Saturday for the Cy-Hawk game.
After King’s sign requesting money for Busch Light went viral he decided to donate the money to the University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital, which as of Friday night had risen to more than $245,000. That means with the matching donations pledged by Busch Beer and Venmo, along with other donations from local businesses, the children’s hospital will get at least $795,000.
Busch Beer is now taking it to a new level with another way to thank the Iowa State Cyclone fan, who they dubbed an “Iowa Legend,” for his good deeds. They first said King would get a year of free Busch Light, but now they’re making sure the cans he gets are “fit for a King.”
Channel 13 Sports Director Keith Murphy said King texted him about his reaction after learning what Busch Beer was going to do.
“I lost it! … OMG, you’re kidding me! 😂”
King says he’s getting a year’s supply of his own cans and believes they’re exclusive to him.
King also responded to Busch Beer with this tweet:
— Carson King (@CarsonKing2) September 20, 2019