4th Annual “Tyler’s Team” Charity Poker Classic

By on January 31, 2014

Former Miami Dolphins Jim Jensen (visor) at the 2013 event.  Jensen has been a strong supporter for all four years. (courtesy of The Tyler McLellan Foundation)

Wellington, Fla. –  – The Tyler McLellan Foundation have been getting ready for their major fundraiser of the year.  The 4th Annual “Tyler’s Team” Charity Poker Classic will be Sunday March 23rd at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.  This will be the fourth year the Palm Beach Kennel Club has hosted this event.  The Texas Hold’Em fundraiser will offer players a great day of camaraderie and some good poker and fun while helping a very worthy cause that helps to keep kids in youth sports.  The event will offer all players a complimentary buffet and soft drinks from 12:00-1:00pm along with a 50/50 raffle, celebrity bounties and a silent auction.  Buy in is $60.00 with $20.00 re-buys and $10.00 add on’s.


For the second year, the Tyler McLellan Foundation staff and volunteers will be on location at the Palm Beach Kennel Club during the World Series of Poker February 5th-17th   for a $50.00 pre-registration promotion.  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.  The first place winner will receive a seat at the World Series of Poker Event in 2015 along with a cash prize.

The 2013 event was a huge success (courtesy of The Tyler McLellan Foundation)

Since forming the foundation in 2008, TMF has helped children in many different communities in the South Florida and Boston area through: sport registrations, college scholarships, sports equipment, donations, and sponsoring events associated with their individual sport or organization.   Not only do they work and promote their own events, they also have volunteered hundreds of hours assisting many other organizations with their fundraising efforts and events.  Since 2010, TMF has been instrumental each year in the distribution of over 80,000 pounds of food and fresh produce to the Glades area.


Kevin McLellan says: “every year this event has grown and we want to do something to make this event bigger and better”.  This year they are having an “Ultimate 50/50” raffle that will start in February during the World Series of Poker and be drawn the day of the event, that’s seven weeks of ticket sales.  The best part of this raffle is: “you don’t have to be present to win”.  Tickets are $5.00 each and 5 for $20.00 can be purchased online at: www.eventbrite.com.  The foundation is currently looking for community support with sponsors and in kind donations.  For sponsor & general information on this event call Kevin McLellan at: (561) 215-3717.  You can visit there website at: www.tylermclellanfoundation.org


Sponsors & Supporters include: The Palm Beach Kennel Club, The Shirt Guru, Boston’s On the Beach, Cabot Creamery, MD NOW, Ante Up Poker Magazine, Miss Geico Racing Team, Poker Action Line, ESPN 106.3, Divine Pixel, BB Kings, Pokey Charms and The Donkey.net


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.  The foundation is geared towards rewarding perseverance and not allowing a family’s finances to hold players back.

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