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Time is Running Out to Apply for a Scholarship to Summer Basketball Camp at Top Universities

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are offering Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships for rising sixth or seventh graders to attend basketball camps at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University. The final deadline to apply is March 31.

Each of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will provide one young lady with a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 19-22 at N.C. State University, and one young man the opportunity to attend the Carolina Basketball School June 18-22 at UNC Chapel Hill.

“Athletic skill and talent are not bound by where you live or how much money you make,” said N.C. State University Women’s Basketball Coach Wes Moore. “Thanks to this partnership with North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, we are able to help kids who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to come to our camp, find and discover their true potential.”

The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus. Campers stay overnight in college dorms, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court, and receive individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches to enhance their basketball and team working abilities.

“This is an incredible opportunity for students to learn from the best of the best and perfect their basketball skills through an immersive experience,” said Hailey Rodriguez, communications and community relations specialist for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “Rising sixth and seventh graders, we encourage you to apply now!”

To apply, students must be in sixth or seventh grade during the 2022-2023 school year and should complete and submit the online application before the deadline. To learn more and apply, visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps/.

More than 50 students will be awarded Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from electric cooperatives in North Carolina this year. Now in its 19th year, the scholarship program demonstrates the electric cooperatives’ commitment to building a brighter future through continued support for education and community programs.

North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives serve approximately 2.5 million North Carolinians in 93 of the state’s 100 counties, primarily in rural areas. Learn more and find your co-op at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com.

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