THANK YOU to all of this year’s Rumble On The Ridge Sponsors:
Community Night Sponsored by:
Cedric Williams State Farm Insurance
Battle of the Badges Celebrity game Sponsored by:
Hospitality Area Sponsored by:
New Eden Funeral Home
Watson Ice Company
A Dental Means
Lee County Cooperative Clinic
Elite Home Care LLC
The Rumble on the Ridge tournament began in 1997 through the combined efforts of Baxter and David Dunn, executive director of the Forrest City Chamber of Commerce.
The Forrest City Advertising and Promotions Commission remains as the tournament’s largest financial supporter.
Mountain Dew sponsored the first four tournaments and were known as the Forrest City Mt. Dew Classic.
Forrest City Grocery took over sponsorship of the tournament in 2001.
Forrest City Grocery, recently bought out by Coremark, was a family-owned business in Forrest City since 1911 with a rich history of making generous donations to the Forrest City Education Foundation and to the school and local athletic events.
Those donations included the Rumble on the Ridge tournament which bore the company’s name until 2010, when the tournament underwent its third name change officially becoming the David J. Cohn Rumble on the Ridge.
Following a lengthy illness, David Cohn passed away on Nov. 26, 2011, one day after the 15th Rumble on the Ridge ended.
The Rumble kicks off each year with a traditional pre-tournament banquet for the teams and volunteers held Thanksgiving Eve at the Forrest City Civic Center.
Following the meal, the teams and fans move to Mustang Arena for the annual slam-dunk and three-point shooting competitions.
This year’s field of eight teams, brings the number of teams participating in the tournament to 160.