Iowa to celebrate ‘Carson King Day’ after beer fan raises over $1M for children’s charity
“Individuals like Carson King demonstrate how ‘Iowa Nice’ isn’t just a slogan, but our way of life,” the proclamation states. “Carson King can showcase who we are as a people, not only by selflessly donating to a worthy cause, but spreading the message of generosity.”
King said he’s now trying to raise $2 million for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
Additionally, Iowa’s Geneseo Brewing Company said they were “appalled” by the Des Moines Register and Anheuser Busch’s actions, saying that people grow and change.
“We have witnessed your growth through your later social media content and accept your apologies,” the brewing company stated. “We believe that your selfless act to raise funds for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital is a truly noble act.”
The company subsequently said they named a new Pilsner beer called “Iowa Legend” after him, and planned to donate $1 “from every pint and 16-ounce can sold to your cause until the batch is sold out.”