The more than 50 middle school students who received 2018 Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from their local electric cooperatives attended basketball camps free of charge this past month at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and N.C. State University in Raleigh.
Young women who were selected for the scholarships attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp held June 10-13 at N.C. State, and young men who received the scholarships attended the Roy Williams Basketball Camp June 16-20 at UNC. At the camps, students stayed overnight in campus dorms, learned fundamental basketball and life skills, and received individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches.
Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, direct the camps with the help of staff and current and former players.
Since 2004, the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships have provided a one-of-a-kind educational and athletic opportunity to our state’s youth, reflecting Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. Applications are accepted beginning in January of each year, with a deadline of March 31. To be eligible to apply, students must be rising sixth, seventh or eighth graders at a qualifying school in North Carolina. Applicants are judged on their academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.
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