Calling all middle school basketball fans! Want to take a shot at an awesome opportunity to train with college basketball coaches and players to improve your skills on the court?

JOEMC is now accepting applications for full scholarships to attend overnight basketball camps on college campuses this summer. Young men can apply to attend the Roy Williams Basketball Camp June 16-20 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and young women can apply to attend the Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp June 10-13 at N.C. State University in Raleigh.

Applications and more information have been sent to all public middle schools in the JOEMC service area. Rising sixth, seventh or eighth graders are eligible to apply and the final application deadline is March 31. Applications can also be downloaded by visiting the Touchstone Energy Sports Camp page on the website.Applicants will be judged on their academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.

In addition to improving the basketball skills of attendees, both camps will work closely with students to develop fundamental skills like sportsmanship and leadership that will help the young athletes excel both on and off the court. Each Touchstone Energy cooperative in the state awards two scholarships to students in their local area annually, one to a young man and one to a young woman.