U of I Stead Family Children’s Hospital thanks Carson King for raising over $3 million

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IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital extended a warm “thank you” Friday to the man who raised over $3 million dollars for the kids.

Carson King’s sign for beer money turned into a huge fundraiser for the hospital after “College GameDay” came to Ames for the Cy-Hawk game on September 14.

“I think so many people joined on board with donating because … I don’t know, they see such a great cause and they just want to support it,” King said Friday during a presentation at the hospital. “It unites the state and the country and it just shows that all these kids and their families are fighters, and that people are there for them.”

King reached the $3 million by October 2.

“The funds will help us provide the best care possible for our patients,” University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics CEO Suresh Gunasekaran said in a statement. “We are grateful to be part of such a spontaneous, remarkable occurrence that brought together so many people. One simple act of kindness sparked a nationwide cause behind which we could all unite – helping children heal.”

The University of Iowa says money raised will be used to benefit pediatric patients, however, King will be able to determine exactly how he would like the hospital to direct the funds.

WATCH: Carson King presents check for over $3 million to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

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