April 2016


Every tear is answered by a blossom, Every sigh with songs and laughter blent, April-blooms upon the breezes toss them. April knows her own, and is content.
-Susan Coolidge

We would like to thank all of the volunteers that participated in the World Golf Championship at Doral held from March 3-6, 2016. For the past several years the Professional Golf Association (PGA) has made generous donations to POAT for assisting with the PGA Mobile Device Policy. We would not be able to fulfill the volunteer obligation without you stepping up and donating your valuable time on a weekend. Thank You!

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  The walk starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., at Zoo Miami.  This is a fun family day at the zoo while supporting a good cause.

All of the officers and/or their family members who are affected by diabetes are grateful and humbled by the momentum this event has gained over the years and the overwhelming response from the law enforcement community.  POAT has raised $745,093 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) since we began participating in 2003.  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log onto www.JDRF.org; navigate to the Miami Walk and complete the registration, designating POAT as your team when that specific field appears.  Remember, this is a fundraiser which requires everyone who walks to raise money for JDRF to help fund research worldwide.  We look forward to your participation and support for the POAT Walk Team. If you have any questions, please contact the POAT office at (305) 594-6662.

The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year.  Each one is named in honor of a Miami-Dade Police Officer who dutifully served his or her community. These $1000 scholarships are available to the son or daughter of any full-time law enforcement officer employed by any agency in Miami-Dade County.

Paul Janosky Art and Criminal Justice Scholarships (two separate scholarships)
Mike Byrd Crime Scene Investigation Scholarship
Christopher W. Todd Police Science Scholarship
Roger Castillo Perseverance Scholarship
Amanda Haworth Perseverance Scholarship

One recipient for each scholarship will be selected and will receive a $1000.00 check to use towards his or her college expenses.  All applications must be received by May 1, 2016.  Please visit our website at www.poat.org for specific guidelines and requirements.  For further information, you may also contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or poatoffice@msn.com.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.  The ride begins at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street. Registration for the event is $20 per bike.  A commemorative t-shirt will be given to each registered rider (while supplies last).  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com or the POAT office for details.The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016.  All Miami-Dade County officers who have died in the line of duty dating back to 1895, are honored at this ceremony.  It is our duty to honor the memory of those officers who have died protecting and serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County.  If you have never been to this ceremony, you owe it to yourself to attend.

The Annual “Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Tournament” will be held on Monday April 25, 2016 at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club. Registration is $250 per golfer. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

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