Tyler’s Team Poker Classic Returns In March

2017 Winner Sam Hollis with Kevin McLellan.

The Tyler McLellan Foundation is getting ready for the eighth Annual “Tyler’s Team” Charity Poker Classic being held on Sunday, March 25 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. This year’s event will be giving back to multiple youth sports teams all from Palm Beach County.

“2018 is the 10th year of our son’s passing and our eighth year holding this event in his name, all to help keep kids in youth sports,” TMF President Kevin McLellan said.

This year, TMF will be donating back 20 percent to each Palm Beach County sports team. Teams will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for placement, each team must pre-pay registration of 10 players ($500) prior to March 23. If they are one of the first 10 teams registered, they will receive their first $100 donation to their team before the event. There will be a limit of 15 teams.

“If you are interested, you lock up your team’s spot soon before they are full,” McLellan said. “This is probably the easiest way to raise money for your sports team, eat for free and have a great time while supporting a great cause. Trophies will also be given for first through third place to the teams with the most tournament players.”

The Texas hold ’em fundraiser will offer all players a great day of camaraderie and some good poker and fun while helping a worthy cause that helps to keep kids in youth sports. The event will offer players a complimentary buffet and soft drinks from noon to 3 p.m., along with celebrity bounties with prizes and a silent auction.

TMF will also be holding its “Ultimate 50/50” raffle that started in January and will be drawn the day of the event. Tickets are $5 each and 10 for $20, and will be available through TMF staff and online. Early bird buy-in is available online for $50 with a free rebuy ($20 value/1,500 chips) for a limited time.

Day of the event buy-in is $50 with $20 re-buys and $10 add-ons. The tournament will start at 1 p.m. sharp and pay the top 10 percent of the field. The winner takes home the Tyler’s Cup trophy, a one-ounce silver commemorative tournament coin and $500 of free PBKC tournament buy-ins, along with a cash prize.

Sponsors and supporters include the Palm Beach Kennel Club, TRA Insurance Solutions, the Shirt Guru, Delray’s Finest Signs & Graphics, Bru’s Room, Midas of WPB & Margate, Stepping Out Florida, Outback Steakhouse, the Pirates Well, Miracle Jewelry Exchange, Divine Pixel Inc., Amenity Pro, Ante Up poker magazine, Boston’s on the Beach, MD Now, ESPN West Palm Beach, Park Avenue BBQ and the Palm Beach International Raceway.

For volunteer information, e-mail info@tylermclellanfoundation.org or visit www.tylermclellanfoundation.org.