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Cops Ride for Kids – December 2, 2017

To pre-register, choose your shirt size and click “Add to Cart”  below.  To order more than one shirt size, click on “Continue Shopping” on the PayPal site. The registration fee is $20.00 per bike, not per person.  Please be advised, although we make every effort to secure your tshirt, we can not guarantee you a tshirt due to supplies being limited.  By Pre-registering online, you agree to the following:

I agree that the sponsor of this motorcycle event, Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT) and it’s respective officers, directors, employees and agents (hereinafter, the “Released Parties”) shall not be liable or responsible for injury to me or damage to my property during this POAT event resulting from acts or omissions by the “Released Parties”, even where the damage or injury is due to negligence. I acknowledge that I am participating in this event voluntarily and that I understand the inherent dangers of participating in such a motorcycle event and assume those risks. I release and hold harmless the “Released Parties” from any injury or loss to my person or property which may result from my participation in this POAT motorcycle event. I understand that I agree not to sue the “Released Parties” for any injury or resulting damage to myself or my property arising from, or in connection with, the performance of the “Released Parties” in the sponsoring, planning or conducting of said event.

WAIVER OF RIGHTS UNDER STATE STATUTES I further agree to waive all benefits flowing from any state statute which would negate or limit the scope of this Release and Indemnification Agreement. By registering online for this ride, I certify that I have read this Release and fully understand it and that I am not relying upon any statements or representations made by the “Released Parties”.

 

 

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By : P.O.A.T. /October 10, 2017 /Events, Uncategorized /Comments Off on Cops Ride for Kids – December 2, 2017 Read More

October 2017

October 2017

The 9-11 Ceremony was canceled due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Irma.  

 

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Saturday December 2, 2017, 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). Online registration will be available soon at www.poat.org.  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com for details.

 

Sweat For Those Who Serve
Hosted by P.O.A.T.
October 21 2017
Barbell Society and Fitness
92 SW 3 ST 33130
10:30am-12:30pm
Minimum donation of $20

Join us at Society Barbell and Fitness in Downtown Miami located directly on the Miami River as we raise funds and spread awareness for the guardians of our community, the local law enforcement.  Tony Carvajal, head coach and director of programming at Society Barbell will be leading a group workout to honor those who serve our community. The sweat will be followed by a yoga cool down lead by Claire Santos, former United States Marine and trauma yoga teacher. Organic refreshments and food will be provided by local businesses. All proceeds will go to the Police Officer Assistance Trust (P.O.A.T.).

You can pre-register online by going to www.poat.org.  Scroll down to the events section. Please make sure and answer the questions and then click add to cart.  You will be required to fill out a waiver at the event.

The Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising begins on Friday November 24, 2017. This program is in its twentieth year. The program remembers the children of officers that have died, leaving behind minor children, which started back in 1997 by a long time POAT supporter retired MDPD Sgt. Dave Greenwell.  You can help by volunteering at staff tables set-up at Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, and The Falls Shopping Center.  The coordinators are:

  • Aventura Mall – Captain Dwight Snyder, – (305) 792-1839 – dsnyder@SIBPD.net  or Sergeant Brian Schnell, ~ (305) 947-4440 or (786) 340-0212, email: bschnell@sibfl.net

  • Dadeland Mall – Sergeant Orlando Reyes, ~ (786) 873-9000, email: OLReyes@mdpd.com

  • The Falls –David Greenwell ~ (305) 471-2506 or (305) 877-9955, email: dgreenwell305@gmail.com

This is the only time of year when POAT is in a public setting and has the opportunity to explain what we are about.   This year, we will purchase gifts for 61 surviving children. A large contingent of volunteers is needed to fill all of the vacancies at the various malls. Please do your part by targeting a mall where you would like to assist and contact the coordinator. The tables open on Black Friday, November 24th and will be set-up until December 23rd.

When doing your holiday shopping online at Amazon, you can have a percentage of the purchase amount go to POAT by shopping at www.smile.amazon.com and registering POAT as your charity of choice; then continue to shop on www.smile.amazon.com. Every little bit helps! Sign up today.

By : P.O.A.T. /October 02, 2017 /Newsletter /Comments Off on October 2017 Read More

September 2017

September 2017 

9/11 Ceremony
The 9-11 Ceremony will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park on September 11, 2017 at 9:30 am.  This ceremony honors our country’s police and firefighter heroes who were killed in the line of duty responding to the attacks on our nation. It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day.
New Fundraiser – Save the Date!
Sweat for Those Who Serve sponsored by Society Barbell & Fitness will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  This is your chance to honor those in law enforcement while also participating in some friendly competition.   Details will soon be available at www.poat.org
By : P.O.A.T. /September 21, 2017 /Blog /Comments Off on September 2017 Read More

Sweat For Those Who Serve October 21, 2017

Sweat For Those Who Serve

Hosted by P.O.A.T.

October 21 2017

Barbell Society and Fitness

92 SW 3 ST 33130

10:30am-12:30pm

Minimum donation of $20

Join us at Society Barbell and Fitness in Downtown Miami located directly on the Miami River as we raise funds and spread awareness for the guardians of our community, the local law enforcement.  Tony Carvajal, head coach and director of programming at Society Barbell will be leading a group workout to honor those who serve our community. The sweat will be followed by a yoga cool down lead by Claire Santos, former United States Marine and trauma yoga teacher. Organic refreshments and food will be provided by local businesses.  All proceeds will go to the Police Officer Assistance Trust (P.O.A.T.).

To Register in advance, answer the questions and click add to cart.

 


Are you a sworn LE officer?
Dept. Name (If Applicable)


By : P.O.A.T. /September 20, 2017 /Events /Comments Off on Sweat For Those Who Serve October 21, 2017 Read More

August 2017


POAT Scholarship Award Presentations:

Mike Byrd ScholarshipAnnemarie Rodriguez, daughter Miami P.D. Sgt. Kimberly Rodriguez

Roger Castillo ScholarshipIan Poveda, son of Miami-Dade P.D. Sgt. Giovanni Poveda

Amanda Haworth ScholarshipSienna Aleman, daughter of  Miami-Dade P.D. Lieutenant Ruben Aleman

Christopher W. Todd ScholarshipDevin Matthew Jaramillo, son of  Miami-Dade P.D. Officer David Jaramillo

Paul Janosky Criminal Justice ScholarshipJacob Ward, son of  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent William J. Ward – Not Pictured/Out of Town


9-11 Ceremony

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the 9-11 Ceremony will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park at 9:30 a.m.  The POAT sponsors this ceremony every year in conjunction with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. This ceremony is to remember and honor our country’s heroes who were killed in the line of duty responding to the attack on our nation. It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day. Please make every effort to attend.

Thank you for your support and stay safe!

By : P.O.A.T. /August 01, 2017 /Newsletter /Comments Off on August 2017 Read More

July 2017

 

POAT Scholarship Award Recipients:

Mike Byrd ScholarshipAnnemarie Rodriguez, daughter of Sergeant Kimberly Rodriguez
Roger Castillo ScholarshipIan Poveda, son of Sergeant Giovanni Poveda
Amanda Haworth ScholarshipSienna Aleman, daughter of Lieutenant Ruben Aleman
Paul Janosky Criminal Justice ScholarshipJacob Ward, son of  Officer William J. Ward
Christopher W. Todd ScholarshipDevin Matthew Jaramillo, son of Officer David Jaramillo

9-11 Ceremony:

On Monday, September 11, 2017, the 9-11 Ceremony will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park at 9:30 a.m.  The POAT sponsors this ceremony every year in conjunction with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. This ceremony is to remember and honor our country’s heroes who were killed in the line of duty responding to the attack on our nation. It is important that we never forget all of the heroes that perished that tragic day. Please make every effort to attend.

Thank you for your support and stay safe!

By : P.O.A.T. /July 06, 2017 /Newsletter /Comments Off on July 2017 Read More

June 2017

 Wishing all the fathers a very happy Father’s Day!


The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony was a very moving event for all in attendance. Unfortunately, four names were added to the Wall of Honor this year:

Officer Eva Mae Jones, Miami-Dade Corrections
Officer Jorge Sanchez, Miami Police Department
Officer Henry Mc Aleenan Jr., Miami-Dade Police Department
Agent Rickey O’Donald, Federal Bureau of Investigations

All of the speeches from family members and colleagues were very touching. We would like to thank everyone involved in the planning and implementation of another memorable ceremony honoring all of our fallen heroes, as well as all of you who attended.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children was held on Sunday, May 7, 2017. From all of us here at the Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT), and all of the children who continue to receive gifts every holiday because of your generosity and assistance, we want to thank you for your continued support of our Cops Ride for Kids.  Our May 2017 ride was a success with over 600 motorcycles participating in the ride to Islamorada. Unfortunately, we also had a horrific event occur before our ride. As most of you are aware, Major Ricky Carter was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on I-75.  Major Carter was travelling to the POAT Motorcycle Ride benefitting the surviving children of fallen officers; the same organization that now stands to provide assistance to Ricky and his family. Donations for him can be made at www.poat.org.  Click on the Give Direct icon and type “Ricky Carter” in the comment section.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the POAT Walk Team participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Virginia Key Beach was a great success. The POAT walk team raised $36,280 in sponsorship and donations. Thanks to everyone for your continued support year after year.

Thank you for your support and stay safe!

By : P.O.A.T. /June 01, 2017 /Uncategorized /Comments Off on June 2017 Read More

May 2017

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his spouse the best, but his mother the longest.   
~Irish Proverb  
    Happy Mother’s Day

The Tour de Force bicycle ride was held from April 3 – 11, 2017. This is a statewide law enforcement unity ride that raises funds and awareness for officers killed in the line of duty in the state of Florida. The ride averages 50 miles a day starting in North Miami Beach and ending in Daytona Beach with officers from across the state participating. There were over 70 riders who participated the entire week riding 250 miles and as many as 225 riders on any given day. The POAT has supported this ride for many years.  Check out the Tour de Force website at Florida Tour de Force. Thank you to everyone that participated in this ride and the North Miami Beach Police Department which took the lead in the logistic planning of the event, and did a great job.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the POAT Walk Team participated in the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Virginia Key Beach was a great success. The POAT walk team raised   $35,100 in sponsorship and donations.  Thanks to everyone for your continued support year after year.

The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at Tropical Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.  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 Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 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. Online Registration available at www.poat.org

Thanks for your support and stay safe.
By : P.O.A.T. /May 01, 2017 /Blog /Comments Off on May 2017 Read More

April 2017

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 Board of Directors of the Police Officer Assistance Trust is proud to offer six scholarships this year.  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 Law Related Majors Scholarship (also available to 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 poatoffice@msn.com.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, 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 4, 2017.  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.

Annual Remembering Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Golf Outing, at the exclusive Indian Creek Country Club on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Golfers throughout South Florida will be teeing up for a chance to assist Miami-Dade County fallen officers’ families.  The entrance fee is $250.00 per golfer.  This fee includes breakfast and a buffet luncheon at the Clubhouse following play. Come help support your law enforcement community as you enjoy an extraordinary day of golf at this exceptional and restricted venue. Please contact Annette McCully at 305-970-2776

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

By : P.O.A.T. /April 03, 2017 /Blog /Comments Off on April 2017 Read More
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