HAMPTON, N.H. (March 25, 2019)Operation Hat Trick, a nonprofit that supports the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of its branded merchandise, recently donated $7,500 to Hope For The Warriors and its A Warrior’s Wish program.

The donation will be used to support A Warrior’s Wish of woodworking tools for an Army veteran, allowing him to pursue a former trade making home décor and furniture. Serving five Middle East deployments, the Missouri-based veteran was injured in Iraq due to a mortar explosion resulting in a traumatic brain injury and leaving him legally blind.

A Warrior’s Wish is a program that fulfills a desire for a better quality of life beyond recovery or supports a quest for life-gratifying endeavors for those who have sustained severe physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

Celebrating 12 years of service, Hope For The Warriors assists veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

“A Warrior’s Wish is very special to us,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder, president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “It’s more than providing a wish to a veteran or service member; it’s about providing hope and confidence as he/she continues to transition to civilian life.

“We’re grateful to work with another veteran service organization with similar values like Operation Hat Track to make this veteran’s dream of woodworking equipment a reality,” added Kelleher.

Operation Hat Trick began in 2008 in honor of two fallen Navy SEALS, Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, who are buried next to each other at Arlington National Cemetery.  The nonprofit works with colleges and universities, sports leagues, companies and fans across the U.S. to honor active-duty military and veterans through the sale of its branded merchandise.

“Operation Hat Trick is honored to be able to grant a wish to a recovering veteran,” said Dot Sheehan, founder, president/CEO of Operation Hat Trick. “Our mission is to support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans, so Hope For The Warriors fits perfectly.

“After an injury it is critical that we help restore as much normalcy as possible so that the veteran can return to a life of independence,” added Sheehan.

Since 2014, Operation Hat Trick has donated over $1 million to various veteran service organizations to support the recovery of service members and veterans.

Throughout 2019, 15 veterans will receive A Warrior’s Wish from Hope For The Warriors breaking $1 million in grants provided for 215 wishes.

For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit hopeforthewarriors.org and for more information on Operation Hat Trick, visit operationhattrick.org.


Hope For The Warriors                                                           Operation Hat Trick

Erin McCloskey                                                                       Dot Sheehan

erin@etmccloskey.com                                                                        dot@operationhattrick.org

(336) 207-5222                                                                         (603) 674-2530

About Hope For The Warriors: 

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post 9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served more than 23,200 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 200 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 25,500 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.