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

HAMPTON, N.H., Thursday, December 7, 2023 – Operation Hat Trick (OHT), an innovative non-profit supporting the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, announced today they have made donations to four non-profit organizations. The donations support an assortment of outreach programs for wounded and recovering service members and veterans.

The organizations receiving the donations are the 38 Challenge, Northeast Passage, the Hyner Lodge Foundation and Undersea Warriors. These donations will aid in veteran support including suicide prevention, recreational therapy, art therapy, and therapeutic scuba diving expeditions for veterans.

“We could not be more thrilled to make these donations to these four organizations,” said Dot Sheehan, Founder and CEO of OHT. “We are thankful for the help these organizations will provide to those veterans in need, making it possible for 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 stewardship (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 the 38 Challenge

OHTThe purpose of The 38 Challenge is for members of society to voluntarily place themselves in an uncomfortable situation and to lean on one another when suffering. We believe this same approach must be taken in order to break the mental health stigma ingrained into warrior culture. To learn more, visit the38challenge.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

OHTHyner Lodge Foundation, located in Lock Haven, PA, honors wounded, injured and disabled veterans by providing a place to stay, heal, relax, and renew. To learn more, visit hynerlodgefoundation.org.

About Undersea Warriors

OHTUndersea Warriors is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to aid Servicemembers, Veterans, and First Responders with 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.