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Busch sends year’s supply of beer to Iowa State fan who raised over $1M for charity

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 14:09:20-04

An Iowa State fan who used his viral moment to raise over $1 million for a children’s hospital is being rewarded with a year’s supply of Busch Light – featuring his own face.

Busch unveiled the special “Iowa Legend” beer can on Twitter and said they would be sending a truck of the cans to the fan, Carson King.

King went viral on Sept. 14 when he was featured in the background of the announcers on ESPN’s “College Game Day,” holding a sign that read “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished” along with his Venmo name.

Afterwards, viewers started sending money to King and the donations soon reached thousands of dollars. Realizing he couldn’t drink that much beer, he decided to donate the money to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Tuesday morning, King tweeted that the total contributions reached more than $1.12 million after Busch and Venmo match the amount he has raised. But King isn’t stopping there. He hopes to hit $2 million in donations by the end of the month.