Middle school students reach new heights at camp

March 21, 2014

South River EMC, one of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives, is providing deserving students the opportunity to attend two basketball camps again this year. The scholarships are being offered to rising sixth-eighth grade females to attend the Wes Moore Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University and to rising sixth-eighth grade males to attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives will send more than 50 students to the camps this year.

Middle school students are chosen from the South River EMC area to attend the basketball camps on an all- expense- paid scholarship. Parents are responsible for transportation the day of the camp.

In 2013, three students were chosen to attend camp. Winners of the Touchstone Energy Wes Moore Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp Scholarship will attend the overnight camp in Raleigh, June 23-26, while winners of the Touchstone Energy Roy Williams Basketball Camp Scholarship will attend the overnight camp in Chapel Hill, June 21-25.

Wes Moore is head coach of the Wolfpack women’s basketball team, working hard to inspire success in his team to great success. Roy Williams has led the Tarheels to two national titles and several Final Fours. Both coaches will use the help of their staff and current players to conduct their camps. Both camps will work closely with each camper to develop skills that will benefit the young athletes both on and off the court.

Not only does the program allow North Carolina middle school students to spend time on a college campus, it also gives them the opportunity to receive individual and group instruction from two successful collegiate coaches to enhance their basketball skills.

If you have any questions, or would like more information please call 910-892-8071, ext. 2151 or send an e-mail to Applications can be downloaded from South River EMC’s Web site at, and are due to the Cooperative by March 31.

South River EMC is a locally-owned and operated electric cooperative, which provides electric service to 42,000 homes, farms and businesses in parts of Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties.