Scholarship Winners Train with Top-Ranked Basketball Programs



Will Hiebert

Public Relations Specialist


Scholarship Winners Train with Top-Ranked Basketball Programs

Three local students practiced alongside athletes and coaches from top-ranked college basketball programs this summer, thanks to Piedmont Electric’s Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships.

Tabitha Nelson from Person County attended the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh, led by head coach Wes Moore. Karter Crenshaw and Velo Guidry from Orange County participated in the Carolina Basketball School, led by head coach Hubert Davis, at the University of N.C. in Chapel Hill.

“Tabitha, Karter, and Velo are outstanding students, athletes and community members,” said Steve Hamlin, President of Piedmont Electric. “We are proud to partner with two prestigious North Carolina universities to help provide such a unique leadership and learning experience for our local students and future leaders.”

The campers joined more than 50 electric co-op scholarship winners statewide at the camps, where they stayed overnight in dorms and experienced life as a college student. At both camps, coaches and student-athletes worked directly with campers to develop basketball fundamentals and practice skills such as teamwork that will help them excel on and off the court.

Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships are available each year as part of Piedmont Electric’s commitment to supporting youth and education in our community. Congratulations to Tabitha, Karter, and Velo for earning these scholarships and representing Piedmont Electric at basketball camp this summer!


Piedmont Electric is a local, member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving more than 33,000 electric accounts in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties. Piedmont Electric exists to serve our members and improve the quality of life in our communities through local employment, economic development, business engagement, youth education, grants to educators, advocacy for energy issues, community involvement and emergency preparedness support. Visit for more information.

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