2017 Touchstone Energy Sports Camps

Sports Camp LogoTouchstone Energy Sports Camps Scholarships Are Now Open!

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2016 recipients of the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship, Melani Dixon, Nathan Brooks and Luke Law

Every year from January 3 through March 31, EnergyUnited seeks school students for Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships. EnergyUnited awards scholarships to one boy and one girl to attend two of the state’s largest college campuses. Young women can apply to attend the Wolfpack Basketball camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and young men can apply to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

During the overnight camps, students will stay in dorms on campus and soak up lessons on the hardwood from the collegiate coaching staffs and student-athletes. Coaches at both overnight camps will work closely with each camper to develop fundamental basketball skills and practice playing hard while working cooperatively.

Leading the N.C. State women’s camp is head coach Wes Moore, his coaching staff, and current and former N.C. State women’s basketball players. The Carolina camp is led by two-time NCAA national championship coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players.

The all-expense paid scholarships, sponsored by North Carolina’s 26 Touchstone Energy cooperatives, provide funding for more than 50 middle-school students from across North Carolina to attend basketball camp. This is the 14th year the cooperatives have awarded young women scholarships to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the 12th year the co-ops have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp.

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2017 Camp Dates:

The Roy Williams Carolina Basketball session is scheduled for June 17-21 for young men.

The Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 11-14 for young women.

 

Guidelines to Apply for the Sports Basketball Camp:

  • To be eligible to apply, students must be rising sixth, seventh or eighth graders at a qualifying school in North Carolina. Please note that NCAA rules prohibit scholarships to students who will be in ninth grade next year (eighth graders currently.) It is also required that the student’s school be located within EnergyUnited’s 19 county service area. Each winner will receive an all-expenses paid scholarship to attend either the Wolfpack Basketball camp or the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp.
  • The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program will begin accepting applications on January 3, 2017. Beginning on that date, applicants can download scholarship applications at this site: http://ncelectriccooperatives.com/community/sportsCamps.htm. Applications are due March 31, 2017.

Criteria for contest include:

  • Originality and accuracy of written essay: 50 percent
  • Scholastic and extracurricular activities: 40 percent
  • Short-answer question: 10 percent
  • We encourage students to type their essays and short answer responses. The application itself may be typed or may be completed using blue or black ink.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions, please contact Donnie Shoaf, Communications Specialist at EnergyUnited at: donnie.shoaf@energyunited.com or 704-924-2139.

For information regarding the 26 electric cooperatives in North Carolina, please visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com.

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