If you are a boy or girl in middle school and you like basketball, this is the program for you. Brunswick Electric is now accepting applications for 2019 Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships for rising sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Scholarship winners (one boy and one girl) will attend overnight basketball camps at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University for free this summer! Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp is June 22–26 in Chapel Hill. The NC State Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp is June 9–12 in Raleigh. Deadline for applications is March 31.
BEMC scholarship alumni Hailey, Emma and Morgan took time out of their busy schedules to show off what they learned and talk about their camp experiences in BEMC’s new video. See it at bemc.org or follow BEMC on Facebook.
2018 Camp Scholarship Recipients
Meet last year’s BEMC basketball camp scholarship recipients, Brunswick County eighth graders Emma Pruitt and Joseph Stalvey, who were awarded positions at the Wolfpack Women’s Camp in Raleigh and the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill, respectively, last summer.
Back in June the two shot hoops and ran drills with other student athletes from around the state, as well as current and former college players. 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 directed the camps with the help of their staff.
Emma and Joseph earned the all-expense-paid scholarships by completing an application that included academics, community involvement and enthusiasm for sports. Applications are currently available through Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from North Carolina’s electric cooperatives. Now in its 16th year, the program provides an opportunity for young athletes to visit our state’s largest universities and work directly with notable coaches and student athletes.
“These scholarships are an excellent way for young athletes to experience life on a college campus and learn from mentors at their favorite NCAA athletic programs,” said Don Hughes, CEO/General Manager at BEMC. “This year we’re proud to continue BEMC’s tradition of providing outstanding local students with this opportunity to develop fundamental skills that will help them excel on the court and in the classroom.”