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Tyler Perry Sending Kids to Disney

PHILADELPHIA, July 21 (UPI) — Filmmaker Tyler Perry says he is arranging a trip to Walt Disney World for Philadelphia-area day camp children who were denied access to a private club.

Perry said on his Web site Sunday he would send the Creative Steps campers, each with a chaperone, on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Florida resort, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday.

“I want them to know that for every act of evil that a few people will throw at you, there are millions more who will do something kind for them,” Perry wrote.

An attorney for Creative Steps said last week the center would file a federal lawsuit against the Valley Swim Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., claiming violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The club revoked swimming privileges of about 65 children from the center after a visit June 29. The center had contracted to use the pool during the summer, but the club canceled the agreement and returned the center’s $1,950 check without explanation.

Some black and Hispanic children said white club members made racist comments during the June 29 visit.

Club officials have denied their actions were racially motivated, insisting they were concerned with safety and didn’t want too many children in the pool at the same time.


July 22, 2009 - Posted by | Tyler Perry |

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