December 2016

Happy Holidays to all from the POAT Board of Directors and staff!

The Town of Cutler Bay Policing Unit held the third annual Black and Blue Run on Saturday November 12, 2016, at 20601 Old Cutler Road. The event was enjoyable for everyone that attended with food, fun and entertainment for all. Officers from many federal, state, county and municipal departments came out to run/walk and represent their agency.  The kids had fun in the bounce houses and officers that have not seen each other in years caught up on old times. Thank you to The Town of Cutler Bay Policing Unit for coordinating the event and all of the participants who raised money and supported the cause.

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 until 10 am, December 2nd. If you miss online registration, you can still register at the ride. Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at 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 – Ms. Sandra Block (305) 792-1839
  • Dadeland Mall – Sergeant Orlando Reyes, ~ (786) 873-9000, email:
  • The Falls –  David Greenwell ~ (305-877-9955), email:
  • Southland Mall – Officer Chris Reed at  (305) 234-4237, 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 59 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.

The Homerun for Heroes Fourth Annual Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 13-14, 2017. 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

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

Thanks for Your Support and Stay Safe!
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