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The International Collegiate Licensing Association (ICLA) recently named the winners of their 2019 awards, and we are thrilled to announce that members of the OHT family are recipients of these prestigious awards! These winning schools and supporters have been at the forefront of OHT's efforts to emerge in the college space as an organization they can work with to give back to wounded service members and veterans.
Dot Sheehan, 2019 ICLA Service Award

We are beyond excited to announce that our very own Dot Sheehan, founder of and driving force behind Operation Hat Trick, was selected as the recipient of the 2019 ICLA Service Award! Sheehan's vision and leadership has led to incremental sales for collegiate institutions and inspired universities throughout the country to leverage their brands to help injured and recovering service members and veterans. "Dot Sheehan is the poster child for what ICLA's Service Award is all about," stated current ICLA President Adam Parker, associate director, licensing & trademarks at BYU. "Not only has she demonstrated a commitment to go above and beyond the call of duty, she has established Operation Hat Trick, which is a shining example of how a caused-based business should be managed. OHT benefits the consumer, universities, licensees, and most importantly our veterans. Thank you, Dot, for all you have done for our veterans and the collegiate licensing industry."

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Shane Hinckley and Denise Lamb, 2019 ICLA Hall of Fame inductees

Shane Hinckley and Denise Lamb have been inducted into the ICLA Hall of Fame, the highest honor that ICLA awards to a member.
Hinckley has been a leader, mentor and trailblazer in the collegiate licensing industry for over 20 years. He has been a staunch supporter of OHT, and is known as an advocate for us within the collegiate licensing industry. Hinckley has made Texas A&M a top OHT school through his commitment to OHT on campus, at retail and through various marketing and social media campaigns.

An ICLA Past President (2010-11), he remains an active member of the Association, sharing his over two decades of insight, experience and knowledge with aspiring collegiate licensing professionals. Hinckley's brand development mindset and willingness to mentor others demonstrates his perpetual commitment to collegiate licensing and the incredible impact he has made to the industry.

Denise Lamb, an Advisor to the OHT Board, is one of the most innovative and respected professionals in the Licensing industry today. With over three decades of experience, Lamb is an industry pioneer and has undoubtedly changed the landscape of collegiate licensing. Early in her career, Lamb realized that a strong in-store brand presence could significantly impact the selling power of collegiate product. She was a part of developing the first licensed university brand extension program at the University of Montana, Griz Gear, and spearheaded the creation of an industry first, time-limited, vintage-licensing program. The program was not only ground-breaking, but created a phenomenal royalty and public relations impact for the university. A founding board member of ICLA, Lamb has collected numerous awards for her creativity and innovation.

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A hearty congratulations goes to OHT partner University of Montana, recipient of ICLA's 2019 Synergy Award! University of Montana Licensing generated record-breaking royalties this past year. UM Licensing released the 1995 copper and gold throwback football jerseys to honor Dave Dickenson, recent National College Football Hall of Fame inductee, quarterback of the '95 National Championship squad and Walter Payton award winner. Accompanied by the 125th Anniversary of the university, University of Montana Licensing also coordinated with Big Sky Brewing Co. to craft Griz Montana Lager, which generated over $250,000.
2019 Operation Hat Trick Excellence in Service Award

We are also thrilled to announce our very own 2019 Operation Hat Trick Excellence in Service Award winners! In recognition of their commitment to OHT and recovering U.S. service members and veterans , this year’s two co-winners are The University of Arizona and Clemson University.
The University of Arizona receiving the OHT Excellence in Service Award.
Clemson University receiving the OHT Excellence in Service Award.
The two finalists are The University of South Florida and Utah State University.
The University of South Florida selected as a finalist for the OHT Excellence in Service Award.
Utah State University selected as a finalist for the OHT Excellence in Service Award.
The four winners of this year’s Awards demonstrated their commitment to supporting veterans by generating significant sales of branded merchandise and promoting Operation Hat Trick on campus, at retail, in their communities and through their social media, advertising and marketing campaigns.

Congratulations to all four universities! OHT will make donations on each school’s behalf to worthy organizations located near each university.

Click here to read more about this year's OHT Excellence in Service Award winners.
Congratulations to Kaden S ., who got all of our quiz questions correct and was randomly selected as the winner of an OHT '47 Nilan Hat! Thanks to everyone who participated, and keep an eye for more opportunities to win great OHT gear!
To learn more about how you can get involved with Operation Hat Trick to support our service members in need, please visit our Website.