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OHT On Duty in PLV

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This Veteran's Day, show your support for Pace and our military veterans. Purchase your Operation Hat Trick hats at the Pace Pleasantville bookstore today.

Pace University is participating in a national program called Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a co-branded program that generates royalties that go back to support Pace and the Operation Hat Trick organization, a 501(c)3 entity committed to the recovery, training, and education of US military veterans. Alumni, fans, and supporters of Pace University will be able to purchase officially licensed Pace caps that support the University and our American military veterans. And with Veteran's Day on Tuesday, November 11, we can't think of a better way to salute our troops.

The OHT program was born at the University of New Hampshire to memorialize Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two US 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 humble 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.

OHT caps are produced under license by '47 Brand, one of the country's leading collegiate headwear manufacturers. The Pace University Operation Hat Trick caps are now available for sale at the Pace University Bookstore.

"The primary objective for the OHT program moving forward is to build support and funds for our soldiers and veterans seeking medical treatment in VA medical centers," said Dot Sheehan, founder and director of OHT. "We are excited about Pace University's participation in the program and believe that Pace supporters will come out in support of our veterans by purchasing Pace University/Operation Hat Trick co-branded caps.

"We are honored to participate in the OHT program and believe Pace University fans and supporters will want to support the program by buying Pace University/Operation Hat Trick co-branded caps," said Director of Athletics Mark Brown. "We know our fans and alumni both love Pace and appreciate our military, and this program allows them to support both at the same time."

For more information, contact Zach Dayton, assistant Athletics director/external operations at zdayton@pace.edu.

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