ADA — Relay for Life raised more than $170,000 dollars on Friday evening event at East Central University’s Norris Field.

In the large team category Pre-Paid Legal raised the most money with a total of $24,068.75 in contributions.

Vision Bank was the medium sized team that raised the most donations with a total of $10,052.34.

The Allen Chamber of Commerce raised $7,428.22 making it the highest contributor in the small team category.

Chickasaw Nation won best tent in the large team category. In the medium team category, DJK won best tent, and best tent for small teams went to Allen Chamber of Commerce.

Over the years, Pontotoc County has raised more and more money during Relay of Life. In 1996, $18,188 was raised. This figure increased to $68,553 in 2000, and the total for 2007 has climbed to $170,850. In all, since 1996, Pontotoc County has raised $1,216,101 for research and programs of the American Cancer Society.

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