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Tyler Perry treats Philly pool kids to Disney World
By Carmen Dixon (Sentinel Wire Services)
Published August 13, 2009

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Treats Philly Pool Kids to Disney World

By Carmen Dixon
Sentinel Wire Services

Tyler Perry is treating the 65-day campers who were ejected from the Philadelphia-area Valley Swim Club to the vacation of a lifetime. Perry is stepping in to help heal the scars and hearts of the kids, who believe they were rejected because they were “too dark to swim.” Here’s what Perry had to say:

Since you all have put me in the position to be able to do something, I feel like by me doing this, we are all doing it together.

So what I did was on Aug 1st through the 3rd, I’m sending these kids to Disney World and then to a Disney water park. 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. This is all about the kids. So, thank you for letting me do this. Thank you so much.

And Perry continues:

And do me a favor please. When you see these kids coming through the airport (I’m sure you won’t be able to miss them; I imagine they are going to be super excited), when you see them in the park and in the hotel, let’s show them a whole lot of love and respect. Show them that they are just as good as anyone else. And show them that they can do or be anything they want to be no matter what anyone says!


It’s nice to see Perry use his considerable wealth and cultural power to get directly involved in a situation that moved him. I hope this vacation expands the notion of possibility in the minds of the day campers and helps them understand that they are worthy of all the best the world has to offer.

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