NH Tech Alliance January TechWomen Power Breakfast
Operation Hat Trick, and Sheehan's journey to success, are both based on an idea that was born as the result of a Boston radio station trivia contest question - "What is the one thing most wanted by head-wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan?" The answer? Baseball caps to cover wounds, burns, swelling and bandages. Since this moment in 2007, combined with the loss of Navy SEALs Nate Hardy of Durham, NH and Mike Kich in Iraq in 2008, Sheehan's brand has grown significantly. With roots in the collegiate space - when the University of Notre Dame urged Sheehan to take her business national - the University of New Hampshire was the first to get involved.
The mission of Operation Hat Trick is to generate awareness and support for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sales of branded merchandise and products, including hats, apparel and other merchandise, proceeds of which are donated to selected organizations. Since 2014, Operation Hat Trick has donated over $1,000,000 to programs, supported by more than 1.6 million consumers who have made a "purchase with a purpose." Operation Hat Trick is supported by over 350 leading universities, two living presidents, the NHL, NBA, MiLB, high schools and major corporations.
Thank you to the sponsors of the January TechWomen Power Breakfast: New England BioLabs and C3 Metrics.