Max DeNamur to Attend UNC-CH Basketball Camp on REMC Scholarship

Asheboro, N.C., April 18, 2017 – A local middle-school student will have the opportunity to shoot hoops and run drills at an all-expenses paid basketball camp hosted by one of the state’s largest universities this summer, thanks to a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship from Randolph EMC.

Max DeNamur will take the court on June 17-21 at the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Max is the son of Darin and Kelly DeNamur of Asheboro and attends Uwharrie Charter Academy Middle School.

“These scholarships are a fantastic way for young athletes to experience life on a college campus and learn from mentors at their favorite NCAA athletic programs,” said Kathleen Duckworth, Communication & Outreach Specialist at Randolph EMC. “At REMC, we’re proud to continue the tradition of providing outstanding local students, like Max, with opportunities to develop fundamental skills that will help them excel on the court and in the classroom.”

Max earned the all-expense paid scholarship by completing an application that included academics, community involvement and enthusiasm for sports. He shows outstanding qualities in the classroom as he has been on the “A” honor roll, a member of the BETA club and student of the month. Max also plays on the school soccer and basketball teams, YMCA soccer, baseball and basketball and volunteers heavily with the Salvation Army in Asheboro.

His passion for sports, but more importantly, respect for sportsmanship, set Max apart from all other applicants. He realizes the importance of respecting not only your teammates, but also your opponents, coaches and officials, always playing a fair game and encouraging your teammates, even when they make a mistake. As just a rising eighth grader, Max already has extremely strong moral character. He quoted Derrick Rose in his written essay by saying, “All the days that you wake up, you get one job, and that is to get better every single day by not giving up.”

At camp, Max will stay in a dorm on campus and work alongside coaches to hone basketball skills and practice working cooperatively with teammates. The Roy Williams camp is led by three-time NCAA national champion coach Roy Williams, his staff, and current and past Tar Heel basketball players.

This is the 12th year the cooperatives have sent young men to the Roy Williams camp. The co-op’s partnership with universities provides a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our state’s youth and keeps with Touchstone Energy’s core values of accountability, integrity, innovation and commitment to community.