Make a Difference with the Wildcats

DURHAM, N.H. – November is “Making a Difference Month” in Wildcat Country.  UNH Athletics will play host to the annual Wildcat Food Drive, Military Appreciation Game Days and will roll out fleece blankets as the newest addition to the Operation Hat Trick program.  Proceeds for the blankets will go to benefit wounded soldiers in their recovery process.

The Wildcat Food Drive, in partnership with WOKQ 97.5 FM, has benefitted the NH Food Bank with canned food donations for the last four years.  Wildcat fans have supported the initiative generously and will be rewarded with a discount ticket rate for bringing a canned food item to the following games:

Women’s Hockey vs. Vermont, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. ($3 ticket with donation)

Football vs. James Madison, Nov. 5 at 12:00 p.m. ($11 ticket with donation)

Women’s Basketball vs. Seton Hall, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. ($3 ticket with donation)

Men’s Hockey vs. Mass-Lowell, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m. ($20 ticket with donation)

Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola, Nov. 20 at 1:00 p.m. ($3 ticket with donation)

Making a Difference Month will also celebrate veterans and active duty military members with Military Appreciation Game Days.  By showing identification, veterans and active duty military members will receive a discounted ticket rate at the following games:

Men’s Hockey vs. UMass at 7:00 p.m. ($20 ticket with military ID)

Men’s Basketball vs. Suffolk, Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m. ($3 ticket with military ID)

Women’s Basketball vs. Seton Hall, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. ($3 ticket with military ID)

Football vs. Maine, Nov. 19 at 12:00 p.m. ($11 ticket with military ID)

The newly created Operation Hat Trick blankets will be available for purchase online and at a sneak preview at the
Homecoming football game on October 29th continuing through November in celebration of Veteran’s Day in honor of all those who have sacrificed for their country.  Operation Hat Trick was founded at UNH and started as a hat program for those soldiers recovering from serious head wounds.  It is dedicated to Navy SEALs Nate Hardy (son of a UNH Professor) and Mike Koch, two best friends who trained together, fought together, died together and who are buried side by side at Arlington National Cemetery.  Operation Hat Trick will go national in early 2012 with newly designed hats and will expand its product line by adding MoJo blankets.

 
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