Saturday, March 23, 2019

$1 MILLION in donations made to charities that help injured service members recover from visible and invisible wounds of war.

1.6 MILLION+ consumers have purchased OHT hats, apparel and other merchandise and products to support wounded veterans.

100% of OHT royalties donated to selected organizations in FY18.

89% year-over-year royalty proceeds supporting the recovery of wounded service members and veterans.

350+ universities and colleges in all 50 states have partnered with OHT. In addition, OHT has partnered with 165 high schools, 21 National Hockey League teams, 15 National Basketball Association teams and 80 minor league baseball teams.

$1,500 donated to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for its critically wounded amputees and traumatic brain injury patients at the end of OHT’s rst full year of operation – equal to 100 percent of all proceeds during that time.

1,000 Target stores featuring OHT merchandise in 2017. OHT products are sold through more than 1,000 retailers and an estimated 5,000 retail stores, with supporting retailers including Barnes & Noble, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Bob’s Stores and the Amazon Smile program.

2 living presidents to offer their support of OHT: George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

Operation Hat Trick was launched at UNH in 2008 by Dot Sheehan ’71, then senior associate athletic director for external affairs, to provide hats to soldiers who had suffered head injuries and hoped to cover their wounds.

Those humble beginnings quickly became a full-fledged movement, and today Operation Hat Trick (OHT) partners with hundreds of sports teams and organizations around the country to provide aid for wounded veterans. OHT recently crossed the $1 million threshold in donations made to charities that help injured service members recover from wounds of war.

Operation Hat Trick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Written By:

    Keith Testa | Communications and Public Affairs
Illustrator: 
Loren Marple ’13 | Communications and Public Affairs | Loren.Marple@unh.edu | 603-862-0600