Carson King Visits Starmont after School Collects 1,000,000 Pop Tabs

Starmont welcomed a special guest to their school on Monday morning.

Carson King came to talk with all of the students after they recently reached a huge fundraising goal with their pop tab collection for the Ronald McDonald House.

If you’ll remember, Carson King is the young man who gained widespread attention by holding up a sign at the Iowa-Iowa State football game last fall, jokingly asking for beer money. He ended up donating all of the money to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital – which to date has totaled over three million dollars raised.

He tells KMCH the past four months have been surreal.

Senior Henry Hamlett says the Starmont Student Council reached out to him last fall, asking if he would come to their school.

Fellow Starmont student council member Connor Cross says they decided to set their goal at collecting one million pop tabs.

King was impressed by Starmont’s efforts.

King says when he visits with schools across the state, he tries to spread the word on one important message.

And the message was received by Starmont’s students.

The Starmont Student Council plans to deliver the one million pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Iowa City next week.


photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH