October 2018

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, the 9/11 Ceremony was held at the Law Enforcement Memorial site in Tropical Park. This ceremony was in conjunction with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. The ceremony was well attended and a tribute to all of the heroes that perished on September 11, 2001. Thank you to everyone who participated in the planning and implementation of the beautiful ceremony.

The POAT is collaborating with A Beta Kappa and Florida International University’s Department of Criminal Justice Fundraiser scheduled for October 10, 2018, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Please feel free to stop by for lunch wherein students will have a Q&A with survivors and POAT Board members.  Monetary donations will be accepted from guests.  Students may attend for Free.

Each year, Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA)  AMERICAS hosts a silent auction to benefit a local charitable organization that serves the law enforcement community and their families. We are pleased to announce that TAPA has selected POAT as its beneficiary of the funds raised.  Their conference will be held from October 30-31 in Delray Beach.  Should you have any items you would like to donate towards this worthy cause, please contact Ms. Annette McCully at 305-970-2776.

Our annual Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising efforts begin on Friday, November 23, 2018. POAT volunteers staff tables set-up at Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall, The Falls Shopping Center, and International Mall.  The coordinators are:

Aventura Mall – Ms. Sandra Block 305-792-1839 or sblock@sibfl.net; Sergeant Brian Schnell 305-947-4440 or email 786-340-0212 or bschnell@sibfl.net

Dadeland Mall – Sergeant Orlando Reyes 786-873-9000 or email olreyes@mdpd.com

The Falls – Mr. David Greenwell 305-877-9955 or email greenwell@dcpba.org

International Mall – Lieutenant Nancy Fernandez 786-488-1745 or email nancy.fernandez@doralpd.com

This is the only time of year when POAT is in a public setting explaining what POAT is about. This year, we will purchase gifts for 54 surviving children.  A large contingent of volunteers is needed every year 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 23, 2018, and will be set-up through December 24, 2018.

The “Cops Ride for Kids” Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.  The ride will begin at the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters Building, 9105 NW 25 Street.  Registration for the event is $20 per bike. A commemorative bottle opener will be given to each registered rider (while supplies last). Online registration will be available at www.poat.org.  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at copsrideforkids@aol.com for details.

The Homerun for Heroes Fourth Annual Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 18-19, 2019. The park is located at 11395 SW 79 Street. If interested in forming a team, contact Captain Thamy Gonzalez at 305-216-6605 or email u302132@mdpd.com. Team Registration Fee is $300. Each team will receive 15 t-shirts. Online Registration is available at www.poat.org. Deadline for team registration is December 3, 2018.

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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