Central Awards Basketball Camp Scholarship
August 23rd, 2011
Sanford, NC – A local middle-school student recently shot, passed and dribbled with a college basketball coach while attending summer sports camp on a scholarship from Central Electric. Samantha Ring of New Century Middle School won a scholarship to attend the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy in Raleigh. Samantha is the daughter of Vicki and Dale Ring of Carthage.
The scholarship winner was selected by a panel of judges, and selection was based on each applicant’s academics, extracurricular activities and an application that included a creative essay and short-answer question. The Kellie Harper camp took place July 3-6. Students had the opportunity to stay on campus at N.C. State in Raleigh and receive instruction from the schools’ coaching staff and players.
“Central Electric is pleased to offer this outstanding student a unique opportunity to experience life on a college campus and to receive instruction from one of the ACC’s finest coaches,” said Nancy Gust. “These camps develop fundamental skills that will help the young athletes excel both on and off the court.”
This is the eighth year North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives have sponsored young women to attend an N.C. State women’s basketball camp and the sixth year the cooperatives have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp. Central Electric did not have applicants for the Roy Williams Camp this year.
The staff of the Kellie Harper Wolfpack Basketball Academy includes their championship-winning N.C. State women’s basketball coach, members of her staff and current players. The Roy Williams camp is led by two-time NCAA national champion coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players. Coaches at both camps worked closely with campers not only to develop basketball skills, but also to practice teamwork and setting goals.
The Central Electric Sports Camp Scholarships program is part of our ongoing commitment to the community.
Central Electric, a Touchstone Energy cooperative provides reliable, safe and affordable electricity to more than 20,000 members in Lee, Chatham, Harnett and Moore counties.
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