Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Lifestyles

July 13, 2013

McCoy elected to Texas CASA Board

— Dr. Dan McCoy of Corsicana, vice president and chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, was recently elected to the Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) Board of Directors.

The board governs Texas CASA, Inc., a statewide nonprofit organization that provides training, technical assistance and funding to the 70 local CASA programs across Texas to recruit, train, and support court-appointed volunteer advocates who speak up for abused and neglected children. Last year 22,970 children were served by CASA programs and 7,260 volunteers in 206 Texas counties.

Over 24,000 children in Texas foster care do not have a court-appointed advocate to speak up for them. To learn more about CASA, please visit www.BecomeACASA.org.

Sparks joins American Idol winner on tour

Bobby Sparks II, three time Grammy Award winner,  has toured the world with diverse musical giants such as Kirk Franklin, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, George Duke, and Stanley Clarke to name a few, and now he has joined Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips on a six-month tour.

The tour begins July 6, 2013 at the Milwaukee Summerfest. They will perform in 57 American cities and cities in Canada, Argentina, and Brazil. One of the tour dates includes Dallas on July 13 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion. Bobby is Hammond B3 and keyboard player for the band.

Sparks is a native of Corsicana and a 1991 graduate of Corsicana High School. He is the son of Molly Sparks Walker and the late Bobby Sparks Sr.

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