Supporting Veterans through 'Operation Hat Trick'

Nov. 8, 2018

University of Arizona Supports Veterans through 'Operation Hat Trick'

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona is helping support wounded armed service members and veterans, one T-shirt and cap at a time.

The UA has joined with Operation Hat Trick, a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 in New Hampshire by Dot Sheehan and launched nationally in 2012. The organization's mission is to generate awareness and support for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of OHT merchandise.

A portion of the proceeds from all OHT products are donated to organizations who fulfill the Operation Hat Trick mission. The UA has ensured that the proceeds from Arizona OHT merchandise are kept in Tucson in order to support the local military community.

Sheehan attended Friday night's football game against the University of Colorado as part of Military Appreciation Night. After touring the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Sheehan chose the Fisher House as the recipient of $3,500 of proceeds generated from the sale of Arizona OHT merchandise. In addition, the UA has been nominated for the OHT Excellence in Service Award, which could result in an additional donation of between $3,500 and $10,000 in May 2019.

More information:

Alixe Holcomb
UA Marketing and Brand Management

Katherine Schenck
UA Marketing and Brand Management
Office: 520-626-3077 | Cell: 615-440-2750

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.