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Scores
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
Newberry
Tue Sep 12
Postponed
at Barton
Wed Sep 13
Final
at Barton L, 3-0
Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Fri Sep 15
Final
at Augusta W, 3-1
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Lander L, 3-1
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Coker W, 2-1
Tue Sep 19
Final
Southern Wesleyan W, 3-1
Wed Sep 20
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-2
Fri Sep 22
Final
Georgia College L, 3-2
Alumni Weekend
Sat Sep 23
9:45 am
vs. Bulldog Stampede 11th of 15
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Sep 23
9:00 am
vs. Bulldog Stampede 9th of 19
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 5-0
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 3-2
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2017-18 SFC Brochure

CORPORATE MARKETING and SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

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Swamp Fox Club Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide full scholarship funding as established under NCAA guidelines for Francis Marion University's intercollegiate athletic teams: one competing as an NCAA Division I independent and 13 competing in the Peach Belt Conference at the NCAA Division II level.

The Swamp Fox Club offers memberships to both individuals and businesses.  Contributions go directly to the Francis Marion University Foundation Athletic Scholarship Fund.  All money raised benefits every sport at FMU - 14 in all - seven for women and seven for men.  Your support not only provides educational and athletic opportunities to worthy young people, but provides you valuable benefits as well.  You also have the option of designating your entire gift to a specific sport if so desired.

General Information

The Swamp Fox Club, formerly the Patriots Brigade, is the official booster club that generates support for the Francis Marion University Athletic Department.  Renaming this organization honors the Swamp Fox himself - General Francis Marion, the Revolutionary War hero who outfoxed the British to help America win its independence and for whom the University is named.

On an annual basis, more than 175 student-athletes receive some scholarship assistance from the Swamp Fox Club.  The athletic booster club has developed into a vitally important support group for the Athletic Department, pursuing the excellence, integrity and pride in the University's athletic program.

Vision for the Future

The Swamp Fox Club plays a vital role in Patriot Athletics' continued success.  As educational expenses continue to rise, it will become increasingly more difficult to achieve academic and athletic excellence.  These dramatic increases make reliance on private support a must in providing financial assistance for our student-athletes.

Planned Gifts

You can make a substantial contribution to the Patriot Athletic Scholarship Fund through gifts in trust, charitable annuities, endowed scholarships, life insurance policies, and bequests.  Many of these options provide significant tax savings, as well as rates of return significantly higher than traditional investments.  For more information on planned giving to Francis Marion University Athletics, please contact our office at (843) 661-1240.

Methods of Contribution

Each year alumni and friends of Francis Marion University make a variety of gifts in support of athletic and academic excellence.  Each contributor can elect to make a gift in a way that best suits his or her personal preference.  Gifts made to the Swamp Fox Club are tax deductible.

Cash and Other Gifts

Cash is the most common form of giving.  Contributions provide the yearly financial resources necessary to operate our athletic program.  Some contributors may elect to give stock, securities, real estate or life insurance policies.

Matching Gifts

This method goes hand-in-hand with cash gifts.  If your company is a participant in a matching gift program, you receive credit in the Swamp Fox Club for the total contribution - a great way to double or triple the impact of your gift and increase your membership level and its privileges!  See your personnel officer for complete information on matching gifts.

Planned and Estate Gifts

Contributors can make life income arrangements and donate monies using trusts, gift annuities, pooled income funds, etc.  Individuals can choose to make provisions in their estates for the support of our athletic program, using a variety of gift vehicles.  These gifts can provide present and future support for Francis Marion University athletics and can offer you valuable tax advantages and income benefits.

Tax Implications

All contributions to the Swamp Fox Club for the Athletic Scholarship Fund are deductible for tax purposes.  These gifts are credited for full value for purposes of gift record at the university.  However, in order to comply with IRS laws concerning charitable contributions, the value of any benefits received must be subtracted from the amount of the gift.  If you wish to claim a deduction for your entire gift amount, you may elect not to accept the benefits your gift entitles you to receive.  If this is your wish, please indicate on the membership form.  If no deduction is given, benefits will not be provided and the full donation will be considered to deductible.  The Athletic Department has estimated the fair market value of the benefits described in this brochure, and that information is available upon request.

Corporate Sponsorship

The Francis Marion University Athletic Department offers a variety of corporate sponsorship opportunities, which provide first-rate and high profile advertising.  Your business can gain wide recognition and broad distribution through signage and printed materials.  For more information on how you can reach the clients of tomorrow today, click on the below links and contact the Francis Marion Athletic Department (843-661-1240) to customize a package that will fit your business needs and goals.   MORE INFORMATION

Athletics Booster Guide (FMU and the NCAA)
Read the linked guidelines letter

Headlines

Francis Marion Athletics Headlines

  • Dechere and Williams score in loss to North Georgia
    September 23, 2017
    DAHLONEGA, GA – Francis Marion University fell to the University of North Georgia in a tight 3-2 match in Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer action on Saturday night (Sept. 23).
  • Patriots women’s soccer falls to PBC-leading Nighthawks
    September 23, 2017
    Francis Marion University fell to the University of North Georgia 5-0 in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action on Saturday evening (Sept. 23).
  • Filer and Bustos Jaimes lead FMU runners at Bulldog Stampede
    September 23, 2017
    Sophomore Alison Filer set a personal-best time and senior Javier Bustos Jaimes placed 35th to lead the Francis Marion University women’s and men’s cross country teams to finishes of ninth and 11th respectively at the eighth-annual Bulldog Stampede Meet hosted by Wingate University, Saturday morning (Sept. 23).
  • Meek nets career-high in 3-2 Francis Marion loss
    September 22, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior Shelbi Meek pounded out a career 14 kills and dug up 15 balls, but Georgia College scored the opening three points of the deciding fifth set and went on to capture a come-from-behind 24-26, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 15-4 win over the Patriots, Friday night (Sept. 22) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball action.
  • FMU/FTC Collegiate Tennis Championships this weekend
    September 21, 2017
    Francis Marion University will host the second-annual FMU/FTC Collegiate Championships this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 23-24) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.
  • FMU Men beat Trojans 4-2 behind first-half outburst
    September 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University scored four goals in the opening 35 minutes and went on to claim a 4-2 win over the University of Mount Olive, Wednesday night (Sept. 20) in non-conference men’s soccer action.
  • Patriots hold Baseball Alumni Weekend (Oct. 7-8)
    August 14, 2015
    The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold its 17th-annual “Baseball Alumni Weekend” with activities on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8.
  • McEwen picks up PBC weekly honor
    September 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman Dayle McEwen has been named the Peach Belt Conference Defender of the Week for the week of Sept. 11-17.
  • “And the Meek shall inherit the Court,” as Patriots win 3-1
    September 19, 2017
    Senior Shelbi Meek registered five of her career-high equaling 10 kills as Francis Marion University rally from a seven-point deficit in the fourth set to claim a 20-25, 26-24, 26-24, 27-25 marathon victory over Southern Wesleyan University, Tuesday evening (Sept. 19) in non-conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Smith and Drakenhammar score in 2-1 win at Coker
    September 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University picked up two first-half goals, by Harrison Smith and Oliver Drakenhammar, within a span of less than three minutes to claim a 2-1 win over Coker College, Saturday night (Sept. 16) in non-conference collegiate men’s soccer action.
  • FMU women’s soccer wins an OT thriller at Coker College
    September 16, 2017
    Freshman defender Dayle McEwen came up clutch in the second overtime with a goal to give the Francis Marion University women’s soccer team a 2-1 win in non-conference collegiate soccer action against Coker College, Saturday evening (Sept. 16).
  • Patriots fall in four sets to PBC-leading Lander
    September 16, 2017
    Patriot junior Georgia Garrison posted her second double-double in consecutive nights with 12 kills and 16 digs, but Francis Marion University dropped a four-set decision (25-14, 25-18, 15-25, 25-15) to conference-leading Lander University, Saturday afternoon (Sept. 16) in the Peach Belt volleyball action.
  • Garrison leads Patriots to PBC road win
    September 15, 2017
    Junior Georgia Garrison pounded out a career-high equaling 25 kills while hitting at a .412 clip to lead Francis Marion University to a four-set (25-21, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18) road win over Augusta University, Friday night (Sept. 15) in the Peach Belt Conference volleyball opener for both squads.
  • FMU soccer in action Saturday at Coker College
    September 15, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s soccer teams will compete in non-conference collegiate soccer action against Coker College this Saturday (Sept. 16) in Hartsville, S.C.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Tue Sep 26
7:00 PM
USC Aiken
Sea of Red Match
Wed Sep 27
5:00 PM
at Lander
Wed Sep 27
7:30 PM
at Lander
Fri Sep 29
4:00 pm
vs. Royals Cross Country Challenge
@ Charlotte, NC Hosted by Queens Univ. of Charlotte
Fri Sep 29
4:00 pm
vs. Royals Cross Country Challenge
@ Charlotte, NC Hosted by Queens Univ. of Charlotte
Fri Sep 29
TBA
vs. TBA
@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Fri Sep 29
TBA
vs. TBA
@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Fri Sep 29
7:00 PM
at Lincoln Memorial
Sat Sep 30
TBA
vs. TBA
@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Sat Sep 30
TBA
vs. TBA
@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Sat Sep 30
3:00 PM
Clayton St.
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Sat Sep 30
5:00 PM
at Carson-Newman
Sat Sep 30
5:30 PM
Clayton St.
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Sun Oct 01
TBA
vs. TBA
@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Sun Oct 01
TBA
vs. TBA
@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
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Results
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
Newberry
Tue Sep 12
Postponed
at Barton
Wed Sep 13
Final
at Barton L, 3-0
Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Fri Sep 15
Final
at Augusta W, 3-1
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Lander L, 3-1
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Coker W, 2-1
Tue Sep 19
Final
Southern Wesleyan W, 3-1
Wed Sep 20
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-2
Fri Sep 22
Final
Georgia College L, 3-2
Alumni Weekend
Sat Sep 23
9:45 am
vs. Bulldog Stampede 11th of 15
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Sep 23
9:00 am
vs. Bulldog Stampede 9th of 19
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 5-0
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 3-2
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