Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 29, 2017. The walk starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m., at Virginia Key Beach. This is a fun family day at the beach 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 $780,192 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 Homerun for Heroes Kickball Tournament Wonderful weather, great times and memories made. Thank you for a wonderful turnout and for all the support. The next tournament will be held January 12-13, 2018. The final standings were:
1st Ballz Deep – MDPD
2nd Los Patabolas – MDPD
3rd Even Cops Need Heroes – MDFR
The Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships. 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 (also available to police officers)
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, 2017. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.