The Big Green raising some big bucks in the fight against cancer.

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Ottoville School held its 14th annual Relay for Life day, with the theme “Rock Out to Knock Out Cancer”. Besides taking a lap in honor of the cancer survivors, the students participated in a variety of activities including dodgeball and volleyball. This year they were hoping to top the $100,000 mark for total money collected, and thanks to the support of the students they did just that.

"It is very important. We take a lot of pride in this, it just feels good to raise all that money for cancer. It means a lot to our school," said Alayna Leis, 10th grader.

"We have been having fundraisers all week and all year. We have been playing dodgeball in our free periods. I think we raised over $1,000 doing that with everybody. Everybody in the school is doing their part to make as much money as possible," said Jack Langhals, 10th Grader.

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"We have had a $100,000 for a goal for a long time. Each year we keep building towards it, this year we finally got it. I think next year, a couple of year from now, Mrs. Hickey says by the time she retires, $125,000 is her goal. So we're going to get it," said Olivia Gamble, 12th grader.

Along with Friday's relay, organizers held a glow walk Thursday night to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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