Operation Hat Trick (OHT) Makes Additional Donations to Six Organizations Supporting Veteran Outreach

HAMPTON, N.H., December 22, 2022 – Operation Hat Trick (OHT), an innovative non-profit supporting the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, announced today they have made donations to six non-profit organizations. The donations support a variety of outreach programs for wounded and recovering service members and veterans.

The organizations receiving the donations are Undersea Warriors, Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, Soldier Strong, Trails of Purpose, Northeast Passage, and the Hyner Lodge Foundation. These donations will aid in veteran support via outdoor, equine and other mental health therapies.

“We are honored and thrilled to make these donations to these six organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT. “We are grateful for the help these organizations will provide to those veterans in need, enabling them to lead more independent, healthy lives now, perhaps more than ever before.”

About Operation Hat Trick

Operation Hat Trick is recognized by GuideStar as a Platinum seal of transparency organization for its responsible (https:/learn.guidestar.org/platinum). Dedicated to Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two Navy SEALs who were killed in Iraq in 2008 and are buried side by side at Arlington National Cemetery, OHT never forgets their sacrifice.

OHT is differentiated from other veteran-focused nonprofits by its innovative operating model. OHT pioneered the first national philanthropic co-branded cause marketing retail apparel licensing program. Rather than relying on donations to raise money, OHT receives a royalty on every product purchase of co-branded apparel and merchandise in conjunction with over 500 supporting American colleges and universities, as well as many NHL, NBA and MiLB teams. Its products are also available via online retailers such as Fanatics, Amazon and national retailers including Cracker Barrel, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Kohl’s, Lids, Scheels and more.

Support and learn more about Operation Hat Trick by visiting operationhattrick.org.

About Undersea Warriors

OHTUndersea Warriors is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to aide Servicemembers, Veterans, and First Responders with a PTSD, anxiety or depression diagnosis by providing therapeutic scuba diving and marine conservation activities. Our organization serves all Active Duty, Veterans, National Guard, Reservists and First Responders recovering from PTSD, anxiety or depression by paying for recreational and/or adaptive scuba diving lessons with local community scuba shops and participation in marine conservation activities across the United States. Learn more at underseawarriors.org/.

About Warrior Freedom Service Dogs

OHTThe program is designed to do more than supply a service animal to a disabled veteran. They help veterans reconnect to the purpose-filled life they deserve; one of doing more than they thought possible. One of restored brotherhood. One of becoming a better brother or sister, son or daughter, father or mother, friend, and contributor to society. For more information, visit warriorfreedom.org.

About Soldier Strong

OHTSoldierStrong is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to provide revolutionary technology, innovative advancements and educational opportunities to veterans to better their lives and the lives of their families. To learn more, visit soldierstrong.org.

About the Trails of Purpose

OHTTrails of Purpose is a 501c3 established in 2019. They are located in one of the Nation's most densely military populated area, Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach, Virginia. Their mission is to support service members and their families in their fight to overcome the negative effects of trauma, transition, and trials that result from their service in the military. They do this by providing FREE equine assisted therapies and mental health counseling. For more information, visit trailsofpurpose.com.

About Northeast Passage

OHTThe mission of Northeast Passage is to empower people living with disabling conditions, both visible and invisible, to define, pursue and achieve whole life health, community engagement and fulfillment through the purposeful use of sports and recreation; to develop and promote best practices in the fields of Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Sports. For more info, visit nepassage.org.

About Hyner Lodge Foundation

OHTThe Hyner Lodge Foundation (HLF) was created in 2017 to honor those who risked their lives fighting for our country; together with the families that have lost loved ones in armed conflicts, and those who take care of wounded veterans. The HLF was founded by Donald Koch in memory of his son Michael E. Koch, Navy Seal, killed in Iraq on February 4, 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. To honor our heroes, Mr. Koch built this site for veterans, their families and caregivers for enjoyment. For more information, visit hynerlodgefoundation.org.