December 2015

December with logoHappy Holidays!

The second annual Black and Blue Run was held On Saturday November 14, 2015, at 20601 Old Cutler Road. There were over 400 registered runners/walkers. The majority of Miami-Dade law enforcement agencies had representatives participating. The comradery and enjoyable family atmosphere at the BBQ afterwards made for a memorable event for everyone. We would like to thank the marque sponsors; The Town of Cutler Bay, Mercedes Benz of Cutler Bay and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center. Major Julie Miller and Miami-Dade Police Cutler Bay Neighborhood Resource Unit are to be commended for spearheading this spectacular event.The Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising is in full swing.  This is the time of year POAT volunteers staff tables set-up at Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, The Falls Shopping Center, Southland Mall and Merrick Park.  The coordinators are:

  • Aventura Mall – Captain Dwight Snyder at (305) 792-1893 email:  or Sergeant Brian Schnell at (305) 947-4440 or (786) 340-0212  email:
  • Dadeland Mall – Sergeant Orlando Reyes at (786) 873-9000 email:
  • The Falls – Sergeant David Greenwell at (305) 471-2506 or (305) 877-9955 email:
  • Southland Mall – Officer Eddie Gaitan at (305) 490-8644 email:
  • Merrick Park – Lieutenant Bart Barta at (305) 460-5464 email:

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 63 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 27th and will be set-up through December 23rd.

Operation Support Our Wounded Warriors (OSOWW) will be hosting the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) to a tournament and Celebrity Softball game December 12-13, 2015. The WWAST will be kicking off the tournament with a celebrity game against former Major League Baseball Players on Friday December 11, 2015 at Florida International University (FIU) baseball stadium at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Many of you may remember this group of American Heroes that participated in a tournament several years ago, and they were an inspiration to everyone they came in contact with. The players will arrive several days prior to the tournament to partake in several scheduled activities. If you would like to volunteer to assist in the planning and implementation of the event, contact the POAT Office at 305-594-6662.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Saturday December 12, 2015, 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 is available at

The Homerun for Heroes Third Annual Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 15-17, 2016. The park is located at 11395 SW 79 Street. If interested in forming a team, contact Lieutenant Thamy Gonzalez at 305-216-6605 or email Team Registration Fee is $300. Each team will receive 15 t-shirts. Online Registration is available at


Thanks for Your Support and Stay Safe!
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