They’ll Be Jumping in Belle Glade

By on August 18, 2012

Wellington, Florida – Kevin & Karin McLellan founders of the Tyler McLellan Foundation are proud to announce that they have their first kids program set to start in October.  Over the last four years the foundation has held many events and fundraisers to help raise money for the kids of South Florida and Boston.  This year as they were getting ready for their annual Boston fundraiser, Kevin was viewing the website of this year’s benefactor (the Red Auerbach Youth Foundation) when he saw a “Double Dutch” program that he and Karin thought would be great if they could bring one to Palm Beach County.  The calls and introductions were made and with the guidance of new friends in Boston and Miami the program will start in Belle Glade in October.  The free program will be offered to Belle Glade children in grades 5-12.

The Tyler McLellan foundation has partnered with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to make this Jump Roping and Double Dutch program a reality. Karin says: “We are very excited to have the PBSO on board with this program and they are just as excited as we are and we have complete confidence in them”.

Coaches for the program will be PBSO Deputy Sheriff Jessie Moreland and Cpl. Natasha Mitchell of the Community Policing Division in Belle Glade.  The coaches and volunteers will be taught by Ms. Yvonne Moody coach and founder of the National Award Winning Hurricane Jumpers Competition Team of Miami.   Ms. Moody and her staff will train our instructors and she will also be the technical advisor for the program.

For more information contact: Deputy Sheriff Jessie Moreland or Cpl. Natasha Mitchell at (561) 996-1670 or email: or the Tyler McLellan Foundation at (561) 215-3717 or email:

If you are interested in supporting this program through a donation or sponsorship please contact Kevin McLellan at (561) 215-3717

tosports&t=c” target=”_self”>The Tyler McLellan Foundation– Wellington resident Kevin McLellan and his wife Karin have taken a horrific tragedy and are turned it into something positive.  Their 15yr old son Tyler was killed in an “Angel Flight” plane crash in Tampa in 2008.  Just days after Tyler’s death, the McLellan’s started the Tyler McLellan Foundation a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization.  The foundation is geared towards rewarding perseverance and not allowing a family’s finances to hold players back.

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