‘Tyler’s Team’ Poker Classic At Kennel Club

The Tyler McLellan Foundation will host the fourth annual “Tyler’s Team” Charity Poker Classic on Sunday, March 23 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. It will be the fourth year the Palm Beach Kennel Club has hosted the event.

The Texas Hold’Em fundraiser will offer players a great day of camaraderie with some good poker and fun while helping a worthy cause that helps to keep kids in youth sports.

All players will get a complimentary buffet and soft drinks from noon to 1 p.m., along with a 50/50 raffle, celebrity bounties and a silent auction. Buy-in is $60 with $20 re-buys and $10 add-ons.

The tournament will start at 1 p.m. and will have bounties with prizes and pay the top 10 percent 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 Tyler McLellan Foundation was started after the McLellan family lost their 15-year-old son in an “Angel Flight” plane crash in Tampa on July 17, 2008. The foundation is geared toward rewarding perseverance and not allowing a family’s finances to hold players back.

Since its founding, the foundation has helped children in many different communities in the South Florida and Boston areas through sport registrations, college scholarships, sports equipment, donations and sponsoring events associated with their individual sport or organization. Since 2010, the foundation has been instrumental in the distribution of more than 80,000 pounds of food and fresh produce to the Glades area.

The foundation is currently looking for community support with sponsors and in-kind donations. For more information, call Kevin McLellan at (561) 215-3717 or visit www.tylermclellanfoundation.org.