’47 and Operation Hat Trick Extend Partnership to Support America’s Wounded and Recovering Service Members and Veterans
Sports lifestyle brand develops licensed product with portion of proceeds benefiting numerous military not-for-profits
Boston, MA – (January 19, 2018) – ’47, a privately held premium sports lifestyle brand, has announced it has extended its partnership with Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a non profit organization that generates awareness, support and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded veterans & service members via donations to select organizations throughout the country. ’47 will continue as the exclusive headwear and semi-exclusive apparel partner of OHT through 2021.
Joining forces at the ground level, ’47 has been a proud partner of OHT since 2011. ’47 brings its extensive sports licensing portfolio to OHT co-branded products, including licenses for hundreds of collegiate programs and numerous NHL, NBA and MiLB teams. What began as merely three headwear styles at inception has grown into more than 12, with eight apparel offerings (including both men’s and women’s), four sock styles and various accessories. The support from consumers and retailers has allowed the partnership to flourish in recent years.
“Operation Hat Trick is an incredible organization that we are tremendously proud to support,” said Steven D’Angelo, co-owner of ’47. “Watching OHT’s growth over the years has been inspiring and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to their success and aid in the imperative work that they do in supporting our troops.”
“Operation Hat Trick is thrilled to extend its partnership with ’47,” Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT, says. “At a time when three other companies turned us down ’47 took a chance on us and we are forever grateful. The commitment from the entire company to help those with great need has been inspiring. As we continue to fill critical gaps in care and build a strong brand, we are proud to have ’47 by our side.”
Funds for the program are generated on a percentage of sales and proceeds are divided amongst organizations that support wounded and recovering service members and veterans. Some of the organizations that have benefited from OHT funding include: Adaptive Training Foundation, Canine Companions for Independence, Exalted Warrior Foundation, Brazos Valley Cares, AL Marines Foundation, Combat Wounded Coalition, Idaho Veterans Garden, Warriors for Freedom Foundation, Project Sanctuary, The Yellow Ribbon Fund, Veterans Count, the Navy SEAL Foundation, Semper Fi Fund, the Warrior Bonfire Project, Liberty House, Ironstone Farm, Homes For Our Troops, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
’47 is a privately held sports lifestyle brand founded in Boston, MA, by twin brothers, Arthur and Henry D’Angelo in 1947. The D’Angelos were entrepreneurial pioneers who were quick to see the future of sports licensing by selling pennants and other sports memorabilia on the streets around Fenway Park. Through a combination of hard work, sound instincts and incredible passion, the brothers were able to grow their business from a single street cart to a premier sports lifestyle brand that uniquely melds sport and style. Previously known as Twins Enterprises, ’47 is currently managed by Arthur’s four sons, Bobby, David, Mark, and Steven.’47 is a proud partner of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association and over 900 collegiate programs and owner of Old Time Sports. ’47 employs nearly 400 corporate and retail associates around the world and is headquartered in Boston and Westwood, MA. For more information, please visit www.47brand.com.
About Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick increases awareness, support and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded service members and veterans through the sale of OHT branded merchandise, proceeds of which are distributed to select organizations supporting the OHT mission. The non-profit is proudly supported by more than 350 universities and colleges, 130 high schools, 21 National Hockey League teams, 15 NBA teams and 70 Minor League Baseball teams, as well as over 80 companies. ’47 (www.47brand.com) is the exclusive headwear partner of Operation Hat Trick. For more information, to give online, or to purchase OHT apparel and merchandise, visit operationhattrick.org.