Suburban swim club re-invites inner city kids

July 13, 2009
A suburban swim club that touched off a storm of controversy after disinviting a Philadelphia day camp of mostly black and Hispanic children now wants to re-invite them, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
     The newspaper quotes the president of the Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley as saying the group's board decided it would "reach out" to the Philadelphia group, known as Creative Steps, to "get the kids back to the club in a safe environment."
     The uproar occurred last month after 65 children from Creative Steps arrived at the Montgomery County club and heard members allegedly make racial remarks. Some parents also escorted their children from the pool, the paper says.