Summer camp with the Tar Heels

Jul. 07, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Seth Rison, a rising sixth grader at Pollard Middle School in Chatham County, shot hoops, ran drills and learned fundamentals from college coaches and athletes at Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp June 15-19 after he won a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship.

Scholarship winners were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed applications which included academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.

"Seth is an outstanding student, athlete and community member, and Central Electric is pleased to offer students like him the opportunity to experience life on a college campus and to learn from some of the NCAA’s best year after year,” said Janet Jackson, program coordinator plus Energy Use and Information Specialist at Central Electric Membership Corporation.

Rison is the son of Katrina McConkey of Pittsboro.

At camp in Chapel Hill, kids stayed in dorms and were coached by Williams, his coaching staff and current and former Tar Heel players. They learned skills which will help them excel on and off the court.

This is the 10th year North Carolina's Touchstone Energy cooperatives have sent boys to basketball camp at UNC and girls to basketball camp at North Carolina St. More than 50 kids statewide won scholarships to the two camps this summer.