Carson King “Iowa Legend” Bobblehead with a Cause Unveiled
Bobblehead honoring “Iowa Beer Guy”, Carson King, is now available for pre-order in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store.
Milwaukee, WI – October 14, 2019 – Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the rendering for a limited edition bobblehead honoring Carson King, the “Iowa Legend” whose viral sign resulted in over $3 million dollars of donations to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will be donating $5 from every bobblehead sold to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital King Family Fund.
The release comes exactly one month after King’s sign appeared in the background of ESPN’s College GameDay when the show was in Ames for the Iowa State vs. Iowa game. The hand-drawn sign, which requested beer money sent via Venmo, went viral, and as the funds started to pour in, King quickly decided to give all proceeds to University of Iowa’s Children’s Hospital, even though he has always been an Iowa State fan. On Friday, October 11th, King presented a check for over $3 million to the Children’s Hospital.
The bobblehead features Carson holding up a replica of the sign that went viral as well as a replica beer can on the base of the bobblehead. The bobbleheads, which will be individually numbered, are available for pre-order in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s online store. The bobbleheads cost $25 each plus a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order and are expected to arrive in January. The bobbleheads, which are being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, are being created in conjunction with Carson King.
When asked about being honored with a bobblehead, Carson said, “It’s amazing that a regular guy wanting to do something nice can spark a movement of generosity. To be honored with a bobble head that will continue to help raise money for worthy projects is enough to leave a guy speechless.”
"We think having a bobblehead is one of the biggest honors, and when we learned about Carson and all that he has done over the past few weeks, we knew he deserved this honor,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “In addition to raising even more funds for Iowa’s Children’s Hospital, the bobblehead will inspire generations of people in Iowa and across the country to do good like Carson!”
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The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st. St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sales, organizations, individuals and teams across the country. Follow the Hall of Fame and Museum online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.