The Riley's Wish Winter Games & Derby drew hundreds of people to Lake St. George State Park Feb. 17, with many community members taking part in friendly outdoor competition.

The bittersweet day was in honor of Riley Boulay, a Mount View junior who died in a car accident while driving to school Dec. 6, 2017.

He loved winter, ice fishing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and just plain being outside with friends and family, according to his mother, Jackie Boulay.

There was something for everyone and every age to try with Riley-inspired events, including fish chuckin', an obstacle course, a tug-o-war and a horseshoe competition, to name a few. People enjoyed good food, socializing, competitive games and music while remembering Riley and his love of the outdoors.

All proceeds from Riley's Wish will go to a scholarship fund started by his parents, Luke and Jackie Boulay, as a way to honor their son. Up until the day of the derby, they had collected $27,000.

Their goal is to have scholarship funds available for all vocational training schools in Maine, according to Luke Boulay.

Many local business and groups sponsored the event, including Peavey's General Store, Lake St. George Brewing Co. and Liberty Engine Company No. 7 to name a few. The community also donated goods, handmade objects for prizes, and even a horse-drawn sleigh that gave people a storybook vantage point.

The Boulays hope to continue this event annually, celebrating Riley's life while raising funds for the scholarship in his name.