Operation Hat Trick Donates to Three Organizations to Support Wounded and Recovering Service Members and Veterans

HAMPTON, N.H. (May 1, 2019) – Operation Hat Trick, a nonprofit that supports the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of its branded merchandise, recently made a donation to three organizations dedicated to supporting service members and veterans.

The donations will be used in many different ways, including assisting with filling gaps in critical care, supporting athletic programs, and providing assistance, housing and other necessities for service members and veterans with visible and invisible injuries sustained in service to our country.

Operation Hat Trick began in 2008 in honor of two fallen Navy SEALS, Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, who are buried next to each other at Arlington National Cemetery.  The nonprofit works with colleges and universities, sports leagues, companies and fans across the U.S. to honor active-duty military and veterans through the sale of its branded merchandise.

“Operation Hat Trick is honored to be able provide support to all of these organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, founder, president/CEO of Operation Hat Trick. “Our mission is to support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, so these organizations fit perfectly.”

Since 2014, Operation Hat Trick has donated over $1.2 million to various veteran service organizations to support the recovery of service members and veterans.

For more information on these organizations, visit the links below.  For more information on Operation Hat Trick, visit operationhattrick.org.

About Adaptive Training Foundation

OHTIn January of 2014, David Vobora, a 5-year veteran of the NFL, met US Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee. David opened up his personal gym to Travis, offering his training expertise. The pair started working out together, customizing and adapting to the unique challenges posed by Travis’ injuries. Through working with Travis and engaging the veteran community, David developed a passion for helping those with life-altering injuries find life-fulfilling adaptive performance training.

David realized that, while there are many excellent rehabilitation programs as well as adaptive/Paralympic sports organizations, none existed to bridge the gap from basic functional rehabilitation to adapted sport. Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) was conceived to fill this void.

He continued helping adaptive athletes create sustainable lifestyle changes over the next six months, and by September of 2014, Adaptive Training Foundation had received its 501(c)3 status to allow outside support for these ambitious athletes. To this day, ATF is committed to keeping its services to adaptive athletes 100% free of charge, and relies on the generosity of people to not only restore lives, but empower them through movement.

For more information, visit adaptivetrainingfoundation.org.

About Camp Resilience:

OHTThe Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI), a 501(c)3, is a group of Lakes Region veterans and concerned citizens who came together in late 2013/early 2014 committed to combining the talents of area professionals and the scenic beauty of the Lakes Region area into programs that would assist disabled veterans throughout New England to (as stated in our Mission Statement) “recover their physical, mental and emotional well-being.”

Most of the Camp Resilience retreats have been general in nature with life skills devoted to topics such as resiliency, anger management, mindfulness, sleep issues, wellness, exercise, mindful eating, and financial management. Other retreats have been specialized to specific topics/populations, such as Equine Assisted Learning and retreats for women-only, spouses and caregivers, couples, PTSD, and Military Sexual Trauma.

For more information, visit https://www.prli.us/.

About Challenge Alaska:

OHTChallenge Alaska improves the lives of people with disabilities, their families and the whole community through adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation, and education.

Participation in Challenge Alaska's programs helps people break down the barriers that may exist for them in many aspects of life. We accomplish this by building confidence and security, creating an infrastructure for support, increasing mobility, and improving health. Challenge Alaska's mission promotes education, social development and involvement, employment, and the ultimate goal of independence.

For more information, visit http://www.challengealaska.org/.