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The cooperative will provides two local middle school students an opportunity to dust off those sneakers and hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches each summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships.
CCEC selecst one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and one local young women for the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp 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.
The application period for 2018 has closed.
Contestants are judged on academic records, extra-curricular activities and the content of an essay that must be submitted with the application. To be eligible to win, students must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade and have permission from a parent or guardian.
At the camps, students 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 and current and former players.