This past year, we lost a dear friend John “Jack” Godwin Buffington to suicide. Jack, often known by his nickname J. Boogie, was an avid surfer, skater, and volunteer. Jack always knew how to make somebody smile. He was a caring, uplifting, kindhearted individual who was a bright light in many of our lives. Today, our members feel closest to Jack when we go to the beach to enjoy the bright sun and crisp ocean air. In our loving memory of Jack, we would like to shine a light on the widespread issue of mental health with young adults.
The members of the Holy City Syndicate, a Charleston based non-profit organization, are motivated in finding ways to assist our community through volunteer and contribution. Jack was an important member of ours and we believe that his great passion and talent for surfing can continue to influence our mission.
We ask our friends, families, and wider community to join us on Sunday, April 14th and participate in the Boogie Surf Off on Folly Beach at the Washout. This surf contest, in partnership with the Southern South Carolina Eastern Surfing Association (SSC ESA), will be an open surf session beginning at 8am.
The goal of our event is to raise money for Connect to Hope’s outreach program “Cougar Counseling Team”. The Cougar Counseling Team is a caring and highly-trained volunteer group that is readily available to meet with students. They are dedicated to supporting all students and individuals who are struggling with mental health issues.
Participating in the event is not required, but all donations are welcomed. Any support is encouraged!
The Eastern Surfing Association (ESA) is dedicated to the sport of amateur surfing, to the operation of a program of amateur competition for surfers of all ages and abilities, and to the establishment and preservation of free access to a clean shoreline and ocean environment. It was founded in 1967 by East Coast surfers to promote, preserve, and protect the sport of surfing on the East Coast.
To empower students and provide a safe, confidential place for them to discuss relationships, family problems, changing habits, roommate issues, academic pressures, or anything that is stressful or upsetting that you would like to talk about.
Supportive listening service for CofC students offered by CofC students. Check out our About section for more on what we do and offer to the student body.
Peer Counseling is available:
They are in the Robert Scott Small building on the 3rd Floor in room 319.
Or text "4Support" to 839863
Your generous donation will help us meet our goals and support the CofC's Connect to Hope.