February 2018

The Homerun for Heroes Kickball Tournament Great times had by all and memories made!  Thank you for a wonderful turnout and for all the support. The next tournament will be held January 18-19, 2019. The final standings for 2018 were:

1st  Straight Kickin’ it – Miami Police Department

2nd  Ballz Deep – Miami-Dade Police Department

             3rd  4U – Miami-Dade Police Department (South District)

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  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 $818,594 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. 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, 2018.  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

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

When doing your 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.comEvery little bit helps! Sign up today.

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