MANCHESTER >> On Friday, Burr and Burton Academy helped honor the organization called Operation Hat Trick at both their baseball and softball games, by selling camouflage hats with the proceeds going to the OHT foundation.
The organization helps wounded veterans of the American Armed Forces, who have sustained some sort of brain injury in combat, get the support and care they need to live a healthy life.
In addition to honoring the cause, BBA had alumni and war veteran Chris Conte throw out the first pitch at the baseball game.
Conte graduated from BBA in 2006 and then went into the army, where he was a Forward Observer in the 10th Mountain Division from 2007-2011.
During his service, Conte fought over in Afghanistan with the 1-32 Infantry Regiment for 13 months between the year 2009 and 2010.
"It was very nice to be recognized by BBA and the whole Manchester community today with throwing out the first pitch," Conte said. "I think OHT is a great organization. I believe it can help a lot veterans who have received traumatic brain injuries get the help they need and it's great to see BBA support it today."
Since finishing his service with the army in 2011, Conte has since moved back to Manchester where he currently beginning a new career as a project manager at Attenion to Details Kitchen & Bath Studio.
Before that he worked as a marketing strategist for Temblor Creative Group.
He also still owns and operates Northshire Lawn care as well.
As part of their cause to raise money for OHT, both the BBA baseball and softball teams wore camouflage hats with a Bulldogs logo on it, during their games.
For more information on the OHT cause, visit operationhattrick.org for details.