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For Immediate Release:

April 11, 2019

Media contact:
Maureen Moore
Communications Manager


STATESVILLE, N.C. – Two local students have earned all-expense-paid Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from EnergyUnited to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest college campuses.

Ivey Morrison, a 5th grader at East Iredell Elementary School, will represent EnergyUnited this June at the 2019 Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at NC State University. Ivey, who is the daughter of Ashley Morrison, enjoys playing basketball, participating in gymnastics and loves to dance.

Hayden Michalak, a 7th grader at Union Grove Christian School in Lexington, NC will attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in June at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hayden, the son of Patricia and Eddie Michalak, enjoys playing basketball, soccer and participating in youth activities at church.

“EnergyUnited is pleased to give these outstanding students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and learn from college coaches and student-athletes,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager at EnergyUnited. “These camps teach valuable lessons that students can apply in their lives both on and off the court.”

Ivey and Hayden were selected by a panel of judges based on an application that included the students’ academic achievements, extracurricular activities, an essay and a short-answer question.

During the overnight camps, students will stay in dorms on campus and get advice from the some of the most renowned coaches and student-athletes in the nation. Coaches at both overnight camps will work closely with each camper to develop fundamental basketball skills while also teaching important lessons on leadership and being a good team player.

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 16th year NC electric cooperatives have awarded young women scholarships to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the 14th year partnering with UNC Chapel Hill.

About EnergyUnited

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of 19 counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. EnergyUnited Propane provides products and services to more than 24,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 74 counties across North and South Carolina. Visit EnergyUnited online at to learn more about our electric and propane businesses.

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