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Doug Cobbs Scholarship Tournament

Doug Cobbs Scholarship Tournament



 Ridgecroft School – Revelle Gymnasium

Lawrence Academy

Participating Schools
Halifax Academy, Northeast Academy, Lawrence Academy,
Pungo Christian Academy, Ridgecroft School, South Hampton Academy
This year marks the first, “Doug Cobbs Scholarship Basketball Tournament” hosted by Ridgecroft School.
Traditionally, Ridgecroft partners with Joe Murray Realty, The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald,
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Brantley and a small group of other sponsors to host the “Lt. Nick Brantley Scholarship
Tournament” in memory of Ridgecroft alum, Thomas Nicholas “Nick” Brantley. However, after heartfelt
conversation with Mr. Joe Murray, the Brantley family and The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, Ridgecroft is
now transitioning the “Lt. Nick Brantley Scholarship Tournament” into the “Doug Cobbs Scholarship
Tournament.” Everyone involved in hosting the tournament in years past is happy to see the tournament
continue and transition in this way. A variety of factors including retirement, moving, etc. have been
instrumental in this transition and everyone is excited to see how the “Doug Cobbs Scholarship Tournament”
will grow and succeed in the years to come.

All tournament sponsorship money and donations of any size will benefit scholarships awarded at the
tournament. Ridgecroft School holds these funds and disburses scholarship money.

Doug Cobbs Scholarship Tournament Sponsor Levels


Title Sponsor - $1,000
Includes naming rights, “Doug Cobbs Scholarship Tournament Presented by *business name*”
Name printed on back of tournament t-shirt
Name printed on tournament signage
Included in all Social Media, radio ads, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald ad & tournament announcing

 All Star Sponsor - $500
Name printed on back of tournament t-shirt
Name printed on tournament signage
Included in Social Media & tournament announcing

Starter Sponsor - $250
Name printed on tournament signage

All sponsorships due by November 22nd to be included on t-shirt and signage.
Donations of any size are also welcome and encouraged.
Please make checks payable to Ridgecroft School (420 NC Highway 11, Ahoskie, NC 27910).
Please click here to make a donation online or purchase a sponsorship online. 
Select "Doug Cobbs Scholarship Tournament" under "Campaign"
Click here for the sponsor form. 

About Doug Cobbs

Doug R. Cobbs, Sr. was born in Richmond, Va. and attended John Marshall High School. He played multiple sports during his high school career, a theme he would carry throughout his professional career. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education. After 14 years as a teacher and coach of multiple sports at Fredrick Military Academy, he moved to Ridgecroft School, where he spent the next 30 years as a teacher, coach, and Athletic Director. During his tenure, he taught Health, P.E., and History. He coached soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball, and softball. He served the NCISAA on the Board of Directors/Board of Managers for 25 years, retiring in the summer of 2015. He was a part of the growth of the NCISAA into 3 divisions, the inclusion of 7th graders in varsity sports, and was the Sport Chair for Softball as it transitioned from slow pitch to fast pitch. Coach Cobbs has always put the kids first and has always been a voice for the 1A schools. In 2015, the NCISAA honored Doug Cobbs and his career by naming its Distinguished Service Award on his behalf.