Local middle-school students shot hoops and ran drills at basketball camps hosted by two of the state’s largest universities this summer, thanks to Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from Wake Electric.
Reiven Douglas of Fred J Carnage GT/AIG Basics Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, NC attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp in June at N.C. State University in Raleigh. Reiven is the daughter of Ray and Evelyn Douglas.
Both Jamaal Kelly of Wake Young Mens Leadership Academy in Raleigh and Kaleb Royster of Henderson Collegiate School in Henderson also took to the court in June at the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Jamaal is the son of Jamaal and Elizabeth Kelly and Kaleb is the son of Mark and Erica Royster.
The students earned the all-expense paid scholarships by completing an application that included academics, community involvement and enthusiasm for sports. They are three of 54 students selected in a competitive evaluation process to receive Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships from North Carolina’s electric cooperatives this year.
At camp, students stayed in dorms on campus and worked alongside coaches to hone basketball skills and practice working cooperatively with teammates. The staff of the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp included N.C. State women’s basketball coach Wes Moore, and his coaching staff and players. The Roy Williams camp was led by two-time NCAA national champion coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players.
This is the 13th year North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives have sponsored young women to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the 11th year the cooperatives have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp. The co-ops’ partnership with universities provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth and keeps with Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.