Tyler’s Team Charity Poker Classic March 24

The Tyler McLellan Foundation is getting ready for the ninth annual Tyler’s Team Charity Poker Classic, set for Sunday March 24 at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.

This will be the ninth consecutive year the Palm Beach Kennel Club has hosted this event. “We are very happy with the relationship we have developed over the years with the management and staff,” TMF founder Kevin McLellan said. “They are the best to work with, and they do everything they can to accommodate us to ensure a successful event every year.”

The Texas hold’em fundraiser will offer players a great day of camaraderie, good poker and fun while helping a worthy cause that helps to keep kids in youth sports. The event offers players a complimentary buffet and soft drinks from noon to 1 p.m., along with bounties and a silent auction. 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 $440 Palm Beach Kennel Club tournament coupon, a one-ounce silver tournament coin, along with a cash prize.

TMF is also currently holding an Ultimate 50/50 raffle that will be drawn the day of the event. You don’t have to be present to win. Tickets are $5 each and six for $20, and will be available through TMF staff and online at www.tylermclellanfoundation.org.

Sponsorship and advertising packages are now available for sponsors to join and help support Tyler’s Team in 2019. For volunteer and general information, call Kevin McLellan at (561) 215-3717.

The Wellington-based Tyler McLellan Foundation was started after the McLellans lost their 15-year-old son Tyler in an Angel Flight plane crash in 2008. Since forming the foundation, TMF has helped children in many different communities in the South Florida and Boston areas through sports registrations, college scholarships, sports equipment, donations and sponsoring events associated with their individual sport or organization.

The foundation has also volunteered hundreds of hours assisting many other organizations with their fundraising efforts and events. TMF has also been instrumental in the distribution of more than 80,000 pounds of food and fresh produce to the Glades area.