We are extremely proud to announce this month’s R.E.D. Shirt Friday beneficiary: “Operation Hat Trick“ This military based charity is one of the many that we are happy to support.
Operation Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick Mission Statement:
“Operation Hat Trick generates awareness, support, and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded warriors, both active service members and veterans. OHT pursues these goals through the sale of OHT branded merchandise, proceeds of which are distributed to selected organizations that provide direct services to our wounded warriors”
How OHT came about:
“Operation Hat Trick came about when Sheehan heard a Boston radio broadcast that challenged listeners to guess what soldiers with head injuries most often asked for upon their return to the United States. While she was surprised to learn it was something to cover their heads and their burns, wounds, and scars it didn’t take her long to realize the Athletics Department could do something to help and Operation Hat Trick was born.”
Our connection to OHT:
“And then just months after the first hats arrived came news that hit very close to home. Nate Hardy, the son of a UNH professor and his wife, and Mike Koch were killed in Iraq in February of 2008. Two Navy Seals who fought together, died together and are buried together at Arlington National Cemetery. The program is dedicated to their memory.”
(news story about Mike and Nate
RED Shirt Fridays at BluCore!
Proceeds from the sale of R.E.D. Shirts in the month of April will be donated to Operation Hat Trick. These shirts are available at our online store, Denver store and Austin store. If you haven’t yet picked up one of these shirts, this is a great month to do it! We support many great military based charities. This one specifically is very near and dear to us.