Sports Camps Put Middle Schoolers on the Court

More than 50 middle-school students attended basketball camp on college campuses this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships awarded by electric co-ops across the state.

During the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp, 26 girls hit the hardwoods June 11-14 at N.C. State University in Raleigh. At the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp, 27 boys took to the court June 17-21 at UNC in Chapel Hill.

At both camps, coaches and student-athletes worked directly with students to develop basketball skills and practice working as a team. Campers stayed in dorms, ate meals and experienced life as a college student. From handling skills, to shooting, to working together, the student athletes developed fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court.

Morgan Lee, Edgecombe-Martin County Electric Membership Corporation, takes a shot on the N.C. State court.

Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships are available to middle-school students every year. Scholarship winners were selected based on an application that included academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.

Nathan McGehee of Sanford, Central Electric, poses with UNC coach Roy Williams.