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North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Co-Ops Provide Unique Educational Experience for Young Men and Women State-Wide

Raleigh, N.C. (January 1, 2007) North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are giving deserving students the opportunity to attend two renowned NC basketball camps again in 2007.  The scholarships are being offered to females in grades 6-8th for the Kay Yow Basketball Camp and to males in grades 6-8th for the Roy Williams Basketball Camp.  NC’s Touchstone Energy Co-ops will send over 50 students to the camps, which are held at North Carolina State University and at the University of North Carolina.

“We are excited to continue awarding these scholarships to deserving students,” said Jane Pritchard, director of corporate communications for North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. “This program gives students the opportunity to spend time on a college campus, receive instruction from two successful collegiate coaches and enhance their basketball skills.”

Kay Yow, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, will instruct the camp with the help of her staff and current players.  Roy Williams, coach of the 2005 national champion Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, will conduct his camp with his staff and current players.  Both camps will work closely with each camper to develop skills that will benefit the young athletes on and off the court.

Applications for both camps will be accepted from January through March 30, 2007.  Winners will be announced by May 1.

Winners of the Touchstone Energy Kay Yow Basketball Camp scholarship will attend the overnight camp in Raleigh from June 24–28, 2007. Winners of the Touchstone Energy Roy Williams Basketball Camp scholarship will attend the overnight camp in Chapel Hill from June 23–27, 2007.  Campers must have permission from a parent or guardian to attend camp and must provide their own transportation to and from the camp.

Eligible students who are interested in the scholarship should contact their local electric cooperative or Tonya Howard at 1-800-662-8835, extension 3081 or via e-mail at tonya.howard@ncemcs.com. Students can download applications at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com

Applicants will be judged on their academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay that must be submitted with the application.

For more information on the Kay Yow Basketball Camp visit www.kayyowcamps.com.  For more information on the Roy Williams Basketball Camp call (919) 967-0063.

The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp program provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth.  The scholarships reflect Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve 2.4 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.

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Applications:

Kay Yow Basketball Camp Scholarship [Download PDF]

Roy Williams Basketball Camp Scholarship [Download PDF]

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