Operation Hat Trick: Proceeds help Miami students and military veterans

Operation Hat TrickMiami University and the national organization Operation Hat Trick (OHT) sell co-branded sports caps with the proceeds supporting Miami scholarships and soldiers. OHT works with U.S. military veterans in their recovery, training and education.

The hats are available at DuBois Book StoreFollett’s Miami Co-Op Bookstore and online at The Miami University Bookstore and Goggin Pro Shop will be receiving a new shipment of OHT hats in time for alumni weekend.

The OHT program began at the University of New Hampshire to memorialize Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two U.S. Navy SEALs lost in Iraq in 2008. The original initiative was focused on producing collegiate caps that could be provided to soldiers that suffered head injuries.

This focus and the program’s roots in ice hockey country provided the inspiration for the Operation Hat Trick name. Since its beginnings, the OHT program has evolved into a national program with participation by more than 200 universities throughout the country and a new objective of raising funds for the Operation Hat Trick organization.