This fall, six Middlesex League high schools ( Arlington, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington, Stoneham & Winchester) will be participating in something very unique — the Operation Hat Trick Middlesex League Initiative. Participating schools will proudly display their logos on a special camouflage Operation Hat Trick hat that their students can purchase and wear during OHT Awareness Week.
The goal of Operation Hat Trick is to raise awareness for our veterans and educate students in the service and sacrifice of our wounded veterans. Middlesex League athletic directors and athletic staffs believe this can be done by creating a high school program throughout the League and eventually throughout the Commonwealth by way of the Operation Hat Trick program.
The League initiative, is projected to raise close to $7,000 which will be donated to Operation Hat Trick for use in supporting the awareness and recovery veterans programs in the Commonwealth. The donation from the participating Middlesex League high schools is the stepping off point to getting the awareness program up and running in Massachusetts.
The Kick Off to OHT Awareness Week was Friday, Oct 14th, 2016. Participating schools will wear OHT camo hats with their school logo to raise awareness and money for wounded veterans. Participating schools will outfit their teams through sales of OHT hats to school and community members.
Press release courtesy of Belmont athletic director Jim Davis.