Isaac Walters' legacy and life will be remembered as Deloraine and Longford do battle on Saturday.
All four of the clubs' sides face each other at Deloraine, coming together for the third annual Make Runs Maxi cup, named after the charity founded in his honour.
Having played football for both clubs, the cup came about in 2018, with sport being a focal point of his life according to mother Kim.
"He was quite a good footballer and quite a good cricketer so we partnered with Deloraine Football Club and Westbury Cricket Club to honour him through both sports that he loved," she said.
"He grew up here [in Deloraine], went to school here and it's just really important that we continue to keep his legacy alive, which helps us get through this really difficult time that we go through."
Alongside the charity's work with the sporting clubs, Make Runs Maxi has had initiatives like Isaac's Gift, where Kim and others handed out gift cards to every-day people to lighten their lives around Christmas time.
She said the charity work can be hard at times, but wouldn't have it any other way to honour her son.
"The smile would just light up the whole room," she said.
"He was incredibly good looking, charismatic, good at sport and did well at school but unfortunately he couldn't see what was in front of him and that's why we need to raise awareness to protect other people from what we suffer with everyday."
Deloraine will wear a unique Make Runs Maxi jumper for the clash, with all Kangaroos players opting to purchase their jumpers to honour the special day.
Coach Lochy Dornauf stressed the importance of the occasion, saying "we would go wherever we need to for this game".
"He was a great young man within our community, we like to celebrate that on [not only] an annual basis but each and every day," he said.
"A lot of these boys grew up with Maxi all through his junior footy and then into his under-18 and under-19 football so there's certainly a personal attachment for him."
Dornauf is eager for his side to engrave its name on the trophy, finishing second-best to the Tigers in both 2018 and 2019.
"Unfortunately we haven't got the chocolates in the last couple of years but we are in a really strong position now.
"We've got a lot of people coming back from injury, we are playing a home game on the big stage for a big occasion so hopefully that all holds us in good stead."
Longford key-position player Jackson Blair, who recently returned from a hand injury, will be hoping the result goes the other way but was on common ground in terms of the day's importance.
"Mental health has been a big problem with people feeling like they can't speak up, so it's a good opportunity to promote that no matter how old you are or what's going on, you can," he said.
"It means a lot to them [the boys who knew Maxi], they're wanting to come out here, play well and promote the day and hopefully come away with the win."