Sports Camp Scholarships
Two local middle school students have an opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches each summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships.
The cooperative selects one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill and one local young lady for the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at NC State University in Raleigh. The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus.
“This is an exciting opportunity for young athletes to visit our state’s largest universities and work directly with notable coaches and student athletes,” said Lisa Galizia, communications director at CCEC. “The camps teach valuable lessons that will benefit students not only on the basketball court, but also in life.”
At camp, students stay overnight in dorms on campus, learn fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court, and receive direct individual and group instruction from Division 1 coaches to enhance their basketball ability. Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the 2017 national champion Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff and current and former players.
The scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. For additional information, go to www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/community.
Details about the application process for 2018 will be announced later.