’47 AND OPERATION HAT TRICK (OHT) ANNOUNCE RENEWAL OF PARTERNSHIP TO SUPPORT INJURED VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS
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HAMPTON, NH and BOSTON, MA (January 31, 2019) – Operation Hat Trick (OHT) today announced a renewal of its longtime partnership with industry leader sports lifestyle brand, ’47.
OHT has granted a renewal of ’47’s OHT rights including non-exclusive rights in apparel. ’47 also retains exclusive rights to produce OHT branded headwear. ’47’s rights in both apparel and headwear will enable ’47 to continue to operate in all desired categories and distribution channels.
’47 was OHT’s first licensee when the program first entered the national marketplace in 2012 and has been a critical partner in building the brand into a nationally recognized military support brand focused on building awareness and funds for injured and recovering American military warriors.
“’47 produces some of the highest quality headwear and apparel in the industry,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of Operation Hat Trick. “They took a chance on OHT when few other companies would and have been phenomenal partners in producing and supplying our highest quality OHT apparel.”
Operation Hat Trick, a 501c3 organization, increases awareness, support and funding for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of branded merchandise, proceeds of which are distributed to selected organizations that support OHT’s mission. OHT’s unique licensed product business model was born in college licensing and is the first of its kind. The brand is widely supported by professional sports leagues, colleges and universities and a growing list of brands in and outside of sports.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Operation Hat Trick (OHT),” said ’47 Owner Steven D’Angelo. “We are very proud of the contribution we have made in supporting the OHT brand and its incredibly rewarding mission and look forward to expanding it significantly in the years ahead.”
About Operation Hat Trick
OHT generates awareness, support and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded service members and veterans. The organization pursues these goals through the sale of OHT branded merchandise, proceeds of which are distributed to selected organizations supporting the OHT mission. Operation Hat Trick is supported by more than 350 universities and colleges, 130 high schools, 21 National Hockey League teams, 15 NBA teams, 165 high schools, more than 70 Minor League Baseball teams, and over 80 companies. For more information, to give online or to purchase OHT apparel and merchandise, visit www.operationhattrick.org.
’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.