PLANO (Feb. 8, 2016) — The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County’s (CACCC) Gala 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton-Anatole in Dallas and will feature a headline performance by Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

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“Gala is the must-attend event of the year in Collin County, and each year we are proud to welcome incredible performers, generous sponsors and committed donors who come together in the fight against child abuse,” CACCC CEO Lynne McLean said. “As our largest fundraising event of the year, Gala raises critically needed funds to help ensure that abused children in our community always receive the help they need from the Center.”

45 years ago, Creedence Clearwater Revival headlined the Saturday night slot at the legendary Woodstock Music Festival. Also that year, three Creedence Clearwater Revival albums simultaneously perched in the top 10 of the rock music charts. In 1995, following their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cosmo and Stu launched their Creedence Clearwater Revisited project. The astounding response to the band has been driven in part by new generations of fans who, as Cosmo said, “weren’t even born when the music came out.” The band has brought their signature sound to North America, South America, Central America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia.

CACCC also announces that longtime CACCC supporter Robb Temple, Executive Vice-President of McKinney’s Independent Bank, will serve as Honorary Chair at Gala 2016. Temple was a founding CACCC board member who has served as Board President and Board Vice-President and currently serves on the CACCC Advisory Council of which he has been a member since 2010.

Robb Temple

Robb Temple

In 1994, Temple forged a partnership between Independent Bank and the CACCC. Independent Bank’s support of the Center has included financial commitments and volunteers.

“We believe in the mission of the organization, and they are great stewards of our financial support,” Temple said. “To create the greatest possible impact, we leverage a powerful combination of local funding and volunteerism, both addressing the needs of the community and supporting the passion of our employees.

“For people to know there is an organization that cares and can help them during this difficult time is critical,” he added. “We have such an extremely caring and generous corporate community in Collin County as well as school administrators and church leaders who can be the first recipients of an outcry.”

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Returning to Gala this year is the exciting Lexus car raffle proudly presented by DFW Lexus Dealers. DFW Lexus will donate a 2016 RX 350 for the raffle with the winner to be selected at Gala 2016 in April. Raffle tickets cost $50 each, and just 2,500 tickets will be sold.

Gala sponsorships are now available starting at $2,500, and individual tickets are $275. To purchase your Gala tickets, visit For additional information, contact Special Events Manager Dana Packard at 972-633-6602 or


About the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach to facilitate the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse. Working collaboratively with law enforcement and Child Protective Services, the Center brings all services to abused children under one roof to minimize additional trauma to vulnerable children. Highly trained forensic interviewers provide a child-friendly environment in which children can safely share their stories. The Center offers therapy and support for children and their non-offending family members at no cost for as long as clients need help. Gala raises funds to support these and other services to abused children and their non-offending family members. Since 1992, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has offered free services to more than 50,000 abused and neglected children. To learn more, visit or call 972-633-6600.