Special to Iredell Free News

EnergyUnited is giving two students an opportunity to hit the hardwood alongside their favorite college basketball athletes and coaches this summer, thanks to its Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program.

The co-op will select one young man for a scholarship to attend the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 20 -24 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one local young lady for the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 21-24 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Scholarships will cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus.

“These scholarships offer a great opportunity for young athletes to experience life on a college campus while learning more about the game they love,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “We’re proud to support local students who have demonstrated excellence both on the court and in the classroom.”

Applications are being accepted through March 31 and can be found HERE.

Applicants will be judged on academic records, extra-curricular activities and an essay that must be submitted with the application. To be eligible to win, students must currently be enrolled in the fifth, sixth or seventh grade at a qualifying school and have permission from a parent or guardian.

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 skills.

Wes Moore, coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, and Roy Williams, coach of the 2005, 2009 and 2017 NCAA National Championship Carolina Tar Heel men’s basketball team, will direct the camps with the help of staff, as well as current and former players.

More than 50 students will attend basketball camp this summer on all-expenses paid scholarships from North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives. Now in its 17th year, the scholarship program reflects Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.

Learn More

Eligible students who are interested in the scholarship can contact Adam Martin, communications specialist at 704-924-2139 or adam.martin@energyunited.com. 

About EnergyUnited

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving over 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen 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 100 counties across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Visit EnergyUnited online at www.energyunited.com to learn more about our electric and propane businesses.