SCRANTON -- An effort to give every child in the city of Scranton an opportunity to swim this summer is paying off.
Members of the Hill Neighborhood Association started giving out free season passes Tuesday for the Nay Aug Park pool.
Families who stopped by the office on Prescott Avenue had to prove that they are residents of Scranton, that their children attend the Scranton School District and are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
"Just because they are of an income that they can't afford a pass, that's why we are interceding, hopefully to help them," said Ozzie Quinn, Hill Neighborhood Association.
The cost for each of the $50 passes handed out was covered through donations and fundraisers.