October 2016

“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.”
– Robert Brault

The 9-11 Ceremony was held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park on September 11, 2016.   This ceremony honored 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.

The Town of Cutler Bay Policing Unit is coordinating the third annual Black and Blue Run to raise funds for POAT. The run will be held on Saturday November 12, 2016, at 20601 Old Cutler Road. Registration starts at 3:00 p.m. and the run/walk starts at 5:00 p.m. This is a 5K run/walk in uniform with a BBQ to follow the race for all participants. All runners/walkers must raise a minimum of $200.  Contact Miami-Dade Police Cutler Bay Neighborhood Resource Unit for details at (305)234-4237.

The Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Saturday December 3, 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). Online registration available at www.poat.org.  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com for details.

The Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising begins on Friday November 25, 2016.  POAT volunteers staff table’s set-up at Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, The Falls Shopping Center, and Southland Mall.  The coordinators are:

  • Aventura Mall – Captain Dwight Snyder, – (305) 792-1893 – 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 – Sergeant David Greenwell ~ (305) 471-2506 or (305) 877-9955, email: dgreenwell305@gmail.com
  • Southland Mall – Sergeant Chris Reed at (305) 234-4237, email: cmreed@mdpd.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 55 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 25th and will be set-up until December 23rd.
Thanks for Your Support and Stay Safe!
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