Carson King recognized at Iowa-Penn State football game

Carson King appeared on the Jumbotron during Iowa's matchup with Penn State and received an ovation.


Megan Nagorzanski

Carson King claps during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State University on Sept. 28, 2019.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

After presenting the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital with a $3 million check on Friday, Carson King was recognized at Iowa’s football game against Penn State on Saturday.

King received an ovation when he was shown on the Jumbotron during a timeout in the first quarter.

King’s fundraising campaign started when he appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay ahead of Iowa’s matchup with Iowa State on Sept. 14.

The Altoona, Iowa, native held a sign that said his Busch Light supply needed replenishing with his Venmo username. When money started flooding in, King announced he would donate it to the Children’s Hospital.

Anheuser-Busch and Venmo announced they would match the donation shortly after.

Less than a month later, King officially made the donation to the Children’s Hospital, taking in Iowa’s biggest home game of the season game one day later.

The Hawkeyes led the Nittany Lions after the first quarter, 3-0, thanks to a 47-yard field goal from Keith Duncan.

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