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Tyler Perry treats Philly kids to Disney World

Posted by on Jul. 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_swim_club_tyler_perry

PHILADELPHIA – Tyler Perry is paying for 65 children from a Philadelphia day camp to go to Walt Disney World after reading about allegations that a suburban swim club had shunned them because of racism.

The black and Hispanic children who attend the day camp run by Creative Steps Inc. cheered Monday when they learned about the actor's gift.

Creative Steps director Alethea Wright says she's thrilled about the offer, especially because Perry "comes from humble beginnings" like the children in her camp.

The Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley has maintained that refunding the camp's swimming fee was not about race but rather a safety issue, in part because many children couldn't swim.

Perry is best known for his signature character Madea, a big-hearted but foul-tempered grandmother.

by on Jul. 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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tericared
by on Jul. 21, 2009 at 5:29 PM

What an awsome thing for him to do... 

PamR
by Pam on Jul. 21, 2009 at 6:01 PM
I read this in the paper today - good for him. A nice thing to do.
mistynights234
by on Jul. 21, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Now, this is some awesome news! 

PiscesMommy021
by Member on Jul. 21, 2009 at 6:29 PM


Quoting mistynights234:

Now, this is some awesome news! 


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