Pictured above from left to right are Hot Wheels Car Owner Austin Marlin, Ollie Robbins, and Connor Robbins
WEST Point- On Saturday, Connor and Candice Robbins hosted Austin Marlin and his Hot Wheels Car from Valley Vision in West Point as a fundraiser for his mission trip. Marlin gave away free Hot Wheels Cars for the first 100 kids as well as accepted donations for his upcoming mission trip to Panama to deliver water filters and educate the locals.
"We are going to be building water filters to provide clean water to the people in the rural parts of Panama through an organization out of Tuscaloosa called Filters of Hope which is also through my school at Lee Scott Academy in Auburn", said Marlin.
Candice Robbins, wife of Dr. Connor Robbins, a local Optometrist in West Point heard of the mission trip on Facebook and reached out to Marlin's mother to set up the meet, and greet.
Marlin, who has been an avid Hot Wheels collector since he was a kid has had the car for a few years and had it wrapped this past summer.
"I take the car out about 5 times a week, and then to events", added Martin.
The Panama Mission trip is set for March 4th, and due to donations as well as events like the one at Valley Vision in West Point, Marlin's trip is completely funded.