3rd Annual “Tyler’s Team” Charity Poker Classic

By on December 10, 2012

The  2011 winners! Alan Saltzman, Koreen Ford, Ritchie Sharp, Michelle Erb and Mike Androvic (photo courtesy of the Tyler McLellan Foundation)

Wellington, FL – The Tyler McLellan Foundation is gearing up for their main fundraiser of the year, the

3rd Annual “Tyler’s Team” Charity Poker Classic Sunday March 24th at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.  The Texas Hold’Em fundraiser will offer players a $2500.00 Guarantee and the first place winner will receive a seat at the World Series of Poker Event in 2014 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.


The event will offer all players a complimentary buffet and soft drinks from 12:00-1:00pm along with a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.  Buy in is $50.00 with $20.00 re-buys and $10.00 add on’s.  This year they will also be on location at the Palm Beach Kennel Club during the World Series of Poker (February 13th-25th) if you pre-register before March 1st, you’ll pay only $40.00.  The tournament will start at 1pm sharp and again this year they will have bounties with prizes and pay the top 10% of the field.


Kevin McLellan says: “We are looking to attract players who enjoy giving to a great cause, along with a good game of “Texas Hold ‘Em” to join us.  We have a few WSOP & WPT poker players, current and former NFL players as well as local media celebrities who will be playing.  “You just never know who you’ll see at this event”.  McLellan adds: “every year the event has grown and we want to do something to make this event bigger and better, and with the $2500.00 guarantee and the seat at the World Series of Poker in 2014, we think we can do that.  We will also be donating a percentage of the proceeds to a local youth charity”.


The foundation is currently looking for community support with sponsors, door prizes, along with In Kind Donations.


Current Sponsors & Supporters include: The Palm Beach Kennel Club, the Shirt Guru, MD NOW,

BB Kings Blues Club, Divine Pixel, and Boston’s On the Beach.


For sponsor & general information on this event call Kevin McLellan at: (561) 215-3717

You can visit their website at: www.tylermclellanfoundation.org


NOTE: The Tyler McLellan Foundation was started after the McLellan’s lost their 15-year old son in an “Angel Flight” plane crash in Tampa on July 17, 2008.  Since then, they have done everything they could to raise money for youth sports in South Florida.    The foundation is geared towards rewarding perseverance and not allowing a family’s finances to hold players back.


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