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North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Co-ops/Hall of Fame Coach Kay Yow Join Forces to Benefit State’s Youth

Raleigh, N.C. (February 25, 2004)—North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives and Hall of Fame basketball coach Kay Yow are partnering to offer a unique opportunity for female middle school students. On March 1st, sixth through eighth grades students will be able to apply for a Touchstone Energy/Kay Yow Basketball Camp Scholarship. The scholarship will send 27 deserving young girls to the highly regarded summer camp conducted at historic Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State University campus.  

Applications will be accepted from March 1 through April 20. Winners will be announced by May 1.

Winners of the Touchstone Energy/Kay Yow Basketball Camp scholarship will attend the overnight basketball camp which runs from June 20-24th. Campers must have permission from a parent or guardian to attend the camp and provide their own transportation to and from Raleigh. 

Sixth through eighth grade female students interested in the scholarship can contact their local electric cooperative or Jane Pritchard at 1-800-662-8835, extension 3104 or via email at jane.pritchard@ncems.com. Students can also apply directly at www.ncemcs.com. Applicants will be judged on their academics, extra-curricular activities and an essay that must accompany the application.

Conducting the camp is Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Coach Kay Yow and members of her North Carolina State University women’s basketball team. Coach Yow and her staff will work closely with each camper to help develop fundamental skills that will help the young athletes to perform and excel both on and off the court. For more information on the camp, visit www.kayyowcamps.com.

Teaming with Coach Yow and North Carolina State University to provide a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth is in keeping with the Touchstone Energy core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.

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