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Tyler Perry Takes Camp Kids to Disney World

Forget a dinky old pool — Tyler Perry is taking 60 campers from a day camp, who were turned away from a suburban swim club, to Disney World.The entertainment mogul is paying for all 65 kids from Creative Steps Inc. camp in Philadelphia down to Florida to see Mickey Mouse and the gang. The black and Hispanic children who attend were in the middle of a controversy when the Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley, Penn., wouldn’t let them swim there, a move some called racist. The club says they were worried about safety and that not all the kids knew how to swim.

Creative Steps director Alethea Wright tells the Associated Press she’s thrilled, especially because Perry “comes from humble beginnings” like the children in her camp.

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