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Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has teamed up with Scott and White Healthcare in an effort to raise $50 million for a planned children’s hospital in Temple.
McCoy spoke to the media about the hospital Monday, when he said he was drawn to the project because of personal experience. McCoy said when he was younger, his family often had to travel two hours to the nearest hospital so his younger brother, Case, could receive treatment for a skin condition.
Case will be a freshman quarterback at Texas this fall while his older brother begins his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns.
“For the kids in Central Texas, the small-town kids around this area and their families,” McCoy said, “this is a place they can come and get the best treatment around, the best atmosphere, the best people around them to help them recover as quickly as possible.”
Scott and White Healthcare said the hospital, the first stand-alone children’s hospital between Austin and Dallas, is scheduled to open in late 2011.
Colt McCoy speaks with reporters after the announcement that he will serve as spokesman for a campaign to raise $50 million to build a new children’s hospital in Temple.