Shallotte, N.C., July 3, 2018 – Local middle-school students shot hoops and ran drills in June at NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill basketball camps thanks to scholarships available through Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation.
Rising eighth graders Emma Pruitt and Joseph Stalvey were awarded Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from North Carolina’s electric cooperatives to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Camp in Raleigh and the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill respectively.
“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. “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.”
Emma and Joseph earned the all-expense paid scholarships by completing an application that included academics, community involvement and enthusiasm for sports. Now in its 15th 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.
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 staff and current and former players.
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Brunswick Electric is the second largest electric cooperative in NC, the 36th largest of more than 900 electric co-ops in the U.S, and serves more than 97,000 locations in Brunswick and Columbus counties, plus small areas of Bladen and Robeson counties. The cooperative is a locally owned not-for-profit corporation committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to its members.