He told WHO-TV that he called his parents and they hatched a plan: he would keep enough money to pay for a case of beer, but donate the rest to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.
King’s mother, Dana Archer-King, had no idea that her son’s stunt would result in such a selfless act.
“He had told me about it last Wednesday and, probably like most moms, I just laughed and thought, ‘Great, this will be my proudest moment,'” Archer-King told the Des Moines Register. But it turned out that it was.
“He’s not a wealthy kid by any means,” she said. “I’m not sure how many 24-year-olds would just give that kind of money away. We’re all so in awe with what he’s doing.”
King has raised over $6,000, and plans to keep the fundraiser going until the end of the month when he’ll personally deliver the money to the hospital.
“This was way better than expected,” King told the Register. “It just goes to show that no matter if you’re a Hawkeye fan, Cyclone fan, or Grand View Viking, we’re all Iowans, and Iowans take care of each other.”
Just imagine raising $6,000 dollars with a clever sign.
People actually donated money to this guy for beer.
At least he’s not throwing a Rager with all that new found loot. . .
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