February 2015

February Newsletter (1)


Make sure to tell your loved ones how much you care about them EVERY day! 

On January 8, 2015, POAT and Operation Support our Wounded Warriors (OSOWW) participated in the Wounded Warrior Project Solider Ride. This was a bicycle ride that the Wounded Warrior Project coordinates for disabled veterans to ride in and generates strong support from the law enforcement departments and the community in general. There were several police departments with the Bicycle Response Team officers riding with the wounded warriors. The ride began at Finnegan’s on South Beach and ended at Marlins Park, Finnegan’s provided breakfast and the Miami Marlins provided lunch and a tour of the stadium. Operation Support Our Wounded Warriors had six people join the ride and provided shirts and OSOWW challenge coins to all of the wounded warriors. Thanks to all who participated in this event and who support OSOWW to allow us to do our part in honoring and recognizing the men and women who have sacrificed so much to keep America strong, they need our constant support.
The Seventh Annual “Throwin Lead” Shooting Competition will be held on Saturday February 28, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. This event is sponsored by the Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Operation Support our Wounded Warriors and has gained momentum through the years.  This event is held to honor all who have served our country in all branches of the service.    Sergeant Paul Angelo and the MDPD High Powered Rifle Team coordinate the event, which is held at the Miami-Dade Public Safety Training Institute, 9501 N.W. 58 Street. Preference is given to military veterans and active military; particularly wounded veterans. You can register for the competition at www.poat.org and clicking on the event flyer. There will be a drawing for an M-4 rifle (first place) and a Glock model 19 (second place) with the drawing being held at the shooting competition. Drawing tickets will be $5 each or six tickets for $20. Representatives at the various MDPD district/bureaus and police departments will have tickets available for purchase. For a list of those representatives, go to www.poat.org and click on the event flyer. If you have any questions you can contact Sgt. Angelo at U305501@mdpd.com or Sgt. C. Duncan at the POAT office (305)594-6662.
The World Golf Championship at Doral will be held from March 5-8, 2014. The PGA is providing two fundraising opportunities for POAT in which you can help in fulfilling our obligation to receive the donations.
  1. We need approximately 50 volunteers to assist in enforcing the PGA’s Mobile Device Policy.  Shifts vary from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Each volunteer will receive a polo shirt, hat and two tickets to the tournament.  In return, the PGA will donate $15,000 to POAT.  This is the fifth year POAT has participated in the fundraiser.  Please help us by contacting Lt. Thamy Gonzalez 305-342-4623 or u302132@mdpd.com  to sign up.
  2. You, and your friends, can also register as a POAT Ambassador for only $65.  Along with being up-front and personal with the Champions, you will receive a golf shirt, hat, two complimentary any day grounds tickets, attend the Ambassador Expo and Party, and a weekly volunteer badge, and parking.  Space is limited.  Upon completion, your registration fee will be donated to POAT.
Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  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 $627,397 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.
When shopping online at www.Amazon.com, you can have a
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Thanks for your support and stay safe!

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