The deadline is quickly approaching for middle school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship from Pee Dee Electric to attend summer basketball camps at two of the state’s largest universities.
Pee Dee is awarding two Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships to local students this year. A young man will be selected to attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp June 17-21 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and one young lady will win a scholarship to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 11-14 at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Applications must be received or postmarked by March 31.
“These scholarships are a fantastic way for young athletes to experience life on a college campus and learn from mentors at their favorite NCAA athletic programs,” Ashley Haynes, communications specialist at Pee Dee Electric, said. “We’re proud to reward local students for their hard work by providing this opportunity to have fun, make new friends and develop skills that will help them excel on and off the court.”
At camp, students will work directly with the players and coaches to learn basketball skills and about leadership and teamwork.
To be eligible to apply, students must be in the fifth, sixth, or seventh grade during the current 2016-17 school year and they must reside in a home that is served by Pee Dee Electric. Applicants must have permission from a parent or guardian to attend the overnight camp and must provide their own transportation to and from the camp if selected to attend. Applications and more information on the scholarships can be found at pdemc.com or by contacting Ashley Haynes at 704-694-7604. Applicants will be judged on academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay. Winners are expected to be announced by May 1.
The Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships provide a one-of-a-kind educational and athletic opportunity to the state’s youth and reflect Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives will award more than 50 sports camp scholarships to students statewide this year.