Local Students Attend UNC and NC State Basketball Camps

(Left) Kassie Ayers takes a shot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Captions: (Left) Kassie Ayers takes a shot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh. (Right) Levi Jackola dribbles past the defense at the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC in Chapel Hill.

Hillsborough, NC (June 30, 2017) — A pair of middle-school students attended basketball camp on college campuses this summer thanks to Piedmont Electric’s Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships.

Kassie Ayers of Snow Camp hit the hardwoods at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh.

“I’ve been focusing on improving my layups,” Kassie stated. “I’ve also become friends with my roommate, Samara.”

Levi Jackola of Timberlake ran drills at the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC in Chapel Hill.

“I didn’t have a favorite thing, I liked it all!” Levi responded when asked about his favorite part of the basketball camp.

At both camps, coaches and student-athletes worked directly with students to develop basketball skills and practice working as a team. Campers stayed in dorms, ate meals and experienced life as a college student. From handling skills, to shooting, to working together, the student athletes developed fundamental skills that will help them excel on and off the court.

“Levi and Kassie are outstanding students, athletes and community members,” said Steve Hamlin, Piedmont Electric’s president and CEO. “We are proud to continue our tradition of providing local kids, our future leaders, this excellent opportunity to learn and grow in a college setting.”

Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships are available to middle-school students every year and are part of Piedmont Electric’s commitment to community. Scholarship winners were selected based on an application that included academics, extracurricular activities and an essay, and more than 50 students earned scholarships from electric cooperatives statewide.

Piedmont Electric is a local, member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving more than 31,000 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 www.pemc.coop for more information.


  

 

 

 

Photo Captions: (Left) Kassie Ayers takes a shot at the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh. (Right) Levi Jackola dribbles past the defense at the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC in Chapel Hill.