DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – After a rocky week, Carson King, Iowa’s beer money philanthropist, is being celebrated for his selfless fundraising efforts to help support the University of Iowa Children’s’ Hospital.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds declared this Saturday, September 28, as Carson King Day.
In a statement, Reynolds says King continues to be a force of change, and shows that one person can make a difference while creating positive change through unlikely ways.
King announced that donations for the hospital have topped $1.7 million.
The text of the proclamation can be found below:
WHEREAS, volunteerism and selflessness defines Iowans by nature. Because in Iowa, individuals like Carson King demonstrate how Iowa Nice isn’t just a slogan, but our way of life; and
WHEREAS, 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. Because of his efforts, over $1 million and counting has gone towards the renowned University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City; and
WHEREAS, Carson King continues to be a force for change, stating he’s working to raise $2 million for the hospital before September 30th; and
WHEREAS, the Carson King Story embodies a young man’s ability to help a cause greater than himself and can serve as a model for others to follow; and
WHEREAS, Carson King has shown that one person can make a difference and one person can make positive change even through the unlikeliest of ways:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kim Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim September 28th, 2019 as Carson King Day in the State of Iowa and thank him for his contributions to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa children, and their families