Eli’s Block Party: Hundreds of Mustangs Gather for Car Show
ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) — If you were around Athens Saturday, you might have seen a lot of Ford Mustangs on the road. People who have a love and passion for the car came from across the area and across the country to help a boy who’s fighting cancer.
“Heard about his situation, that he was fighting cancer and that he was a Mustang fan,” said Joseph Scott. “He was already dreaming about when he turns 16 and getting a Mustang.”
Joseph Scott is the President of the Limestone County Mustang Club. The little boy he talked about is Eli Williams. Williams is fighting brain cancer and because he is such a fan of Mustangs, the club decided a car show would be the perfect way to support Eli’s fight. “So then when the Mustang Club of America got involved, Shelby of America got involved, we knew this thing was going to be bigger than we ever imagined,” said Scott.
It was so big that the National Club set up an online fundraiser that has already raised $4,000. The National Club President even came to the event. “It’s neat to have cars and go to the car shows and stuff,” said Steve Prewitt. “But the hobby and the enthusiasm is about friendships and the memories that we make with our cars and the camaraderie with the people that we meet.”
“That just blesses our heart to know that the car community would care that much about somebody with the situation that Eli is in.”