Since the creation of Drop The Puck in 2018, we have ran 5 events. Find some details on each event down below and in the subsequent pages of this section. We have consistently sold over 400 tickets to each of our in person events.
DROP THE PUCK FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY HOCKEY GAME 2022
Back and better than ever!
After a 2-year hiatus due to pandemic-related restrictions, Drop the Puck made a brilliant return to Father Bauer Arena at Doug Mitchell Thunderbirds Sports Centre. In a truly nail-biting finish to a 4-3 game, fans got far more than they bargained for. Even more, however, was the total amount raised for the CMHA Vancouver-Fraser Branch. In total, this year's event raised over $50,000 in support of the Urban Resilience Opportunities for Kids (UROK) program. As before, the event featured a fantastic performance by UBC's Thunderbird Dance Team, and loads of great prizes and giveaways from Nude Beverages, Herbaland, and more! Our work is already underway to ensure our next event continues to our break records!
MILES FOR MENTAL HEALTH 2020
Adjusting to COVID-19
As the world became wrapped in the pandemic, running our annual hockey game quickly became unfeasible due to public health and safety concerns. In order to continue our reach, we created "Miles for Mental Health". The event was created to be both COVID-19-friendly and engaging for a wide audience of participants. The event saw donors pledge their friends and family to either run, bike, or swim $1/mile. In all, the event was a major success, raising over $7,000 in the span of one month for the Canadian Mental Health Association. To see the promo video, see below!
DROP THE PUCK FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY HOCKEY GAME 2019
In its second year, Drop the Puck for Mental Health made a splash! The event grew significantly since its inaugural year, boasting big prizes and even an intermission dance performance by the UBC Thunderbird Dance Team! In all, the event garnered large support, raising over $31,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association.
DROP THE PUCK FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY HOCKEY GAME 2018
In 2018, founders Adan Moallemi, Stefan Lehto-Borich, and Paul Yioldassis sought to shed light on the growing mental health epidemic prevalent across post-secondary campuses. In their efforts, they created "Drop the Puck for Mental Health". Organized as a friendly ice hockey game, the event sold over 400 tickets and raised over $10,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association's Vancouver-Fraser Branch. This initial success planted the seed for our continued outreach to the UBC community and beyond.