WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is giving two local middle school students the opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships.
Pee Dee Electric will select one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 22-26 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and one local young woman to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 9-12 at North Carolina 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 a great opportunity for students with a passion for basketball to experience what it’s like to play and train with a college team,” said Seth Allen, communications specialist for Pee Dee Electric. “The campers will get a chance to work closely with college athletes as well as coaches.”
Applications are being accepted through March 31 and can be found online at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps. Contestants will be judged on academic records, extra-curricular activities and a required essay. To be eligible to win, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the 2019-2020 school year and have permission from a parent or guardian to attend. Scholarship winners are expected to be announced in May.
Campers stay overnight in dorms on campus, 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. Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the 2009 and 2017 national champion Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff, as well as current and former players.
Eligible students who are interested in the scholarship can contact Seth Allen at 704-694-7604 or visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps for more information.
More than 50 students from across the state will win an all-expenses paid scholarship to attend basketball camp this summer from North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Now in its 16th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.