Special to Iredell Free News

The deadline is approaching for students to apply for a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship from EnergyUnited. Fifth- and sixth-grade students can apply for full scholarships to attend basketball camps held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and N.C. State University this summer.

The final deadline to apply is March 31.

EnergyUnited will provide one young lady with a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 19-22 in Raleigh, and one young man the opportunity to attend the Carolina Basketball School June 18-22 in Chapel Hill.

“EnergyUnited is proud to give back to our communities by offering our Sports Camp scholarship program,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we are proud to deliver for two young students.”

The scholarships cover all expenses at the overnight camps, which provide a glimpse into life on a college campus. Campers stay overnight in college dorms, 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.

To apply, students must be in the fifth or sixth grade and submit the online application by March 31. To learn more and apply, visit www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/sports-camps/.

“Athletic skill and talent are not bound by where you live or how much money you make,” said N.C. State University Women’s Basketball Coach Wes Moore. “Thanks to this partnership with North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, we are able to help kids who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to come to our camp, find and discover their true potential.”

More than 50 students will be awarded Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from electric cooperatives in North Carolina, including EnergyUnited, this year. Now in its 19th year, the scholarship program demonstrates the electric cooperatives’ commitment to building a brighter future through continued support for education and community programs.

About EnergyUnited

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving approximately 135,000 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. Visit EnergyUnited online at www.energyunited.com to learn more.

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