More than 50 rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders from across North Carolina recently attended summer basketball camp for free after receiving Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships from their local electric cooperative. The annual scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps hosted by N.C. State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and winners are selected based on an application that includes academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.
Young women who were awarded scholarships attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp under the direction of Coach Wes Moore. The camp took place June 9-12 at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Young men attended the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp under the direction of Coach Roy Williams. The camp took place June 22-26 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Campers stayed in dorms and experienced life as a college student, and also developed fundamental skills like sportsmanship and leadership that will help them excel on and off the court. At both camps, coaches and student-athletes worked directly with campers to improve their basketball skills and practice working as a team.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarship program provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth and demonstrates Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and particularly, commitment to community.
Learn more about this program by visiting the In the Community section of our website. Applications will be accepted for summer 2020 beginning on Jan. 1.