HeadsUpGuys: Hole 72 Night Golf Marathon


Raised $28,612

HeadsUpGuys: Hole 72 Night Golf Marathon

Hole 72 is back! Get behind golf instructor, Julian Dobko as he plays 72 holes back-to-back in support of men’s mental health and wellbeing.

After being postponed last year due to COVID-19, Hole 72 is back to build on a successful 2019 campaign that raised $19,500 for HeadsUpGuys! Hole 72 is a passion project led by Julian Dobko, in support of UBC’s HeadsUpGuys.

Julian is a local Canadian golf instructor who believes in supporting men’s mental health in his community and he’s doing so by partnering with HeadsUpGuys on a unique golf event to raise awareness and funds for this important online resource. This year, Julian will be golfing 72 holes back-to-back overnight to symbolize overcoming the darkness many men face when fighting depression.

The event will be held on Aug 29, 2021 at the King Links by the Sea Golf Course. All donations will support UBC’s HeadsUpGuys. For more information about the event, please visit: www.hole72.ca

The Impact of Your Support

Donations for this fundraising event will help UBC’s HeadsUpGuys continue to build programming tailored to men, that encourages them to reach out and connect with support.

About HeadsUpGuys

UBC’s HeadsUpGuys is an online resource that supports men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success. It supports men’s mental health in a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive way with and for people of all backgrounds, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation.

HeadsUpGuys operates under the leadership of Dr. John Ogrodniczuk, who is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Psychotherapy Program at UBC. Their team of clinicians, researchers, and mental health advocates bring together their expertise and personal experiences to provide people with this unique resource.

New and Upcoming HeadsUpGuys Projects

  • HeadsUpGuys recently launched a new Find a Therapist feature to help men in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom connect with qualified and registered therapists in their region.
  • HeadsUpGuys is also in the process of creating a new Toolkit feature.  The Toolkit will feature interactive and engaging self-help modules that will guide men through common life challenges and issues, like managing anger.