December 2019

The Cops Ride for Kids Motorcycle Ride to benefit POAT’s Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children 2019 was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the ride and the coordinators who put this together. Mark your calendar – Next year’s ride is scheduled for December 5, 2020.

Our annual Holiday Gifts for Surviving Children fundraising efforts began 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; Sergeant Brian Schnell 305-947-4440 or 954-299-9601 or email

Dadeland Mall – Sergeant Orlando Reyes 786-873-9000 or email

The Falls – PBA Vice-President David Greenwell 305-877-9955 or email

International Mall – Captain Nancy Fernandez 786-488-1745 or email

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 will be set-up through December 24, 2019.

The Homeruns for Heroes Sixth Annual Kickball Tournament will be held at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park on January 18-19, 2020. The park is located at 11395 SW 79 Street. Come out and support your favorite team during some friendly competition.  There will be food and beverages sold.  Opening ceremonies and games commence on Friday at 6 p.m.  Continuing games will start Saturday at 9 a.m.  A great time to be had by all!

Join more than 1,000 runners and walkers for the Kids and Heroes Fun Walk/Run on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the beautiful Tropical Park, hosted by Bomnin Chevrolet.  Proceeds benefit the Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT).  Come out and join us for this fun-filled family day.  Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate.

Come join us for the Walk to Cure Diabetes on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  The walk starts at 9:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., at Tropical Park  To register to walk for the POAT Team, log onto; 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.

Thanks for your support and stay safe.

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