Project Sanctuary

Operation Hat Trick Partners with Project Sanctuary to Help Military Families Heal

Partnership provides funding and a valuable strategic alliance


Denver, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/09/2014 -- Project Sanctuary announced a new partnership with Operation Hat Trick (OHT) today to support the healing and recovery of military families. OHT is making a $6,000 donation to Project Sanctuary, covering all costs for two military families to attend Retreat #60, from October 10-15. Project Sanctuary’s retreats bring military families together in an outdoor environment so they can reconnect and heal. Many of the families attending Project Sanctuary retreats are dealing with PTS (post-traumatic stress), possible divorce and ongoing turmoil due to their visible or invisible wounds. The retreats heal families, bringing smiles back to their faces and providing valuable classes on healthy marriage, financial success and much more.

“We are grateful to Dot Sheehan and Operation Hat Trick for their donation and excited about this ongoing relationship focused on helping military families,” said Heather Ehle, founder and CEO of Project Sanctuary. “This donation is extremely valuable to us because it will enable two military families to attend our retreat at no cost. It covers all of their accommodations, food, activities and classes for six days. Most importantly, these families desperately need this retreat to keep their families intact and ensure their success in the future. Operation Hat Trick’s focus on addressing the visible and invisible wounds of war among service members and veterans is in perfect alignment with our two-year comprehensive program at Project Sanctuary.”

“Operation Hat Trick is excited to form a partnership with Project Sanctuary. It is just the kind of organization we look for as it aligns with our mission,” said Dot Sheehan, founder and president of OHT. “Those who are part of the OHT ‘family’ and have adopted OHT include 240 colleges and universities nationwide, pro and minor league teams, retailers, and corporations as well as the beginnings of a new international division, so we are covering a lot of bases and are able to help those with great need. We know that those recovering from unthinkable visible and invisible injuries respond and recover so much better if they are involved in programs like Project Sanctuary. OHT looks forward to a long, successful partnership.”

About Project Sanctuary
Founded in 2007, Project Sanctuary takes our military families from battle-ready to family-ready by providing six-day, outdoor, therapeutic retreats in a healing environment and ongoing family support services for two years following each retreat. Sponsors that help make the retreats possible include the USO, First Command Financial Services, Aimco Cares, Healthy Marriage Project, YMCA of the Rockies, SM Energy, Rocky Mountain Ace Hardware, and JetBlue.

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About Operations Hat Trick
Operation Hat Trick generates awareness and support for the recovery of wounded service members and veterans through the sale of OHT-branded merchandise, proceeds of which are donated to those organizations that fulfill OHT’s mission. OHT is dedicated to Navy SEALs Nate Hardy and Mike Koch who were killed in Iraq in 2008. Read more at