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Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar


This news story was published on September 25, 2019.
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DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, September 28, 2019, as Carson King Day in the state of Iowa.

Watch the governor’s remarks on Facebook here.

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.

King helped raise over a million dollars for a children’s hospital in Iowa City after he held up a sign asking for beer money at last week’s Iowa versus Iowa State football game. Busch beer announced they would match his contributions once he declared all the money he raised would go to the hospital. Then, King was dropped by Busch once a Des Moines Register reported dug into King’s past tweets when the man was 16-years-old and reported on some controversial posts. The social media uproar against Busch and the Register reporter has prompted actions like the Governor’s, in favor of King.

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5 Responses to Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

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    Diane Reply Report comment

    September 26, 2019 at 10:56 am

    SHAME ON THE ADULT BEVERAGE COMPANY! They had a chance to perform a task for the greater good….Could it be that the company did not want to fork over the matched amount? Probably… To bad something said or posted by a child, who has clearly grown into a beautiful person, has to be used against him in this event. Don’t be sorry young man, keep doing what 50% of the people of this country would not. Don’t let anyone discourage you from doing an act of kindness!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 26, 2019 at 4:12 pm

      Anheuser Busch has already stated they are still giving the money to the hospital.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 25, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Backlash coming…wait for it. Story ain’t over yet.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 25, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    RUSSEL HARDY PROPERTIES!!! That scumbag no good slumloard needs to be stopped by the city from bringing cockroches like that all the time! Most of his properties are filled with those no good live off taxpayers SCUMBAGS! They come here and sell drugs and do all the stabbings and shootings in this town!
    Nadler’s so biased he can’t possibly conduct an impartial review & investigation of any issue concerning Trump. We, the People, deserve a fair hearing, since we’re paying the bills without having any choice to do so!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 28, 2019 at 4:20 am

      You forgot about Kevin and Jodi making millions off the crackheads too.