October 2019

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 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.

Our annual Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising efforts begin on Friday, November 29, 2019. 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 954-299-9601 or email 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 – Captain 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 58 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 29, 2019, and will be set-up through December 24, 2019.

The “Cops Ride for Kids” Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, 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.  Online registration will be available at www.poat.org.  Please contact Rudy Gonzalez at poatoffice@msn.com.com for details.

Seventh Annual “Homerun for Heroes” Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 17-18, 2020. The park is located at 11395 SW 79th Street. . If interested in forming a team, contact Captain Thamy Gonzalez at 305-216-6605 or email u302132@mdpd.com. Team Registration Fee is $320, team t-shirts are included. Deadline for team registration is December 2, 2019.

When doing your holiday shopping online at Amazon, you can have a percentage of the purchase amount donated to POAT by shopping at www.smile.amazon.com and registering Police Officer Assistance Trust as your charity of choice; then continue to shop on www.smile.amazon.com.  Every little bit helps!  Sign-up today.

If anyone is interested in assisting during the course of the year in the maintenance of the Law Enforcement Memorial grounds, please contact the POAT office at 305-594-6662 or www.poatoffice@msn.com to be placed on a rotational contact list. Your participation is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

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