Nov. 5, 2015 Marquette free throws will mean much more than points on the scoreboard this season. WaterStone Bank will partner with Marquette Athletics and Learfield Sports' Marquette Sports Properties during the 2015-16 college basketball season to benefit Dryhootch of America. Through the 'Marquette for Vets' partnership, WaterStone Bank aspires to raise funds and awareness for Dryhootch of America, a nonprofit 501c3 organization formed by combat Veterans to help Veterans in their return home. "Hootch" is military jargon for a hut or safe place to sleep during combat. The term "dry" denotes the organization's mission to provide a social gathering place for Veterans that is free of alcohol - one of the major problems plaguing Veterans of all eras. As such, the concept behind "Dryhootch" was a desire to establish a café-like environment dedicated to "helping Veterans who survived the war, survive the peace."
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