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Fri Nov 03
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 3-0
Sat Nov 04
vs. The Battle at Stono Ferry 9th of 11
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
Sat Nov 04
vs. NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 21st of 23
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Nov 04
vs. NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 20th of 23
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Tue Nov 07
Final
Claflin W, 3-0
Fri Nov 10
Final
vs. Catawba W, 72-70
@ Pembroke, N.C./Lumbee Bank Court PBC/SAC Challenge
Fri Nov 10
Final
Erskine W, 65-35
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Sat Nov 11
Final
vs. Lenoir-Rhyne W, 78-70
@ Pembroke, N.C. PBC/SAC Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
North Greenville W, 80-65
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Thu Nov 16
Final
Johnson and Wales W, 102-71
Fri Nov 17
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 18
Final
at Elizabeth City St. W, 81-55
Tue Nov 21
Final
Shaw W, 103-88
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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)
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Headlines

Francis Marion Athletics Headlines

  • Parker led Patriots declaw Bears 103-88
    November 21, 2017
    Junior swingman Brandon Parker scored a career-high 26 points to pace six players in double figures as Francis Marion University raced past Shaw University 103-88, Tuesday evening (Nov. 21) in non-conference men’s basketball action.
  • FMU’s Garrison named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior outside hitter Georgia Garrison has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Volleyball Team for District 3 of NCAA Division II. She also garnered this honor as a sophomore in 2016.
  • FMU’s Fulmore named PBC Player of the Week
    November 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior Shaunice Fulmore has been named the Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 13-19. It marks the second consecutive week a Patriot has earned the award.
  • Patriot Men entertain Bears on Tuesday
    November 20, 2017
    The unbeaten Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will play host to Shaw University on Tuesday (Nov. 21) at 7 p.m. in the Smith University Center.
  • Patriots have four double-digit scorers in rout of Vikings
    November 18, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior Shaunice Fulmore scored a career-high equaling 29 points to pace four players in double figures as the Patriots rolled over Elizabeth City State University 81-55, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 18) in non-conference collegiate women’s basketball action.
  • Bobcats knock Patriots from PBC Tournament
    November 17, 2017
    Despite a career-high-equaling 14 kills from senior Shelbi Meek, Francis Marion University suffered a season-ending 25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19 loss to Georgia College, Friday night (Nov. 17) in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament.
  • Garrison named All-PBC and earns Elite 15 award
    November 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior outside hitter Georgia Garrison was named to the 2017 All-Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Team at Thursday evening’s (Nov. 16) PBC awards ceremony in Milledgeville, Ga. She also received the prestigious Elite 15 Award presented by the Education Advisory Board (EAB).
  • Francis Marion carves up Johnson and Wales 102-71
    November 16, 2017
    Senior guard Detrek Browning scored 23 points to lead five players in double figures as Francis Marion University defeated Johnson and Wales University (NC) 102-71, Thursday night (Nov. 16) in non-conference men’s basketball action.
  • #14 Bulldogs hold off Patriots in battle of unbeatens
    November 15, 2017
    Fourteenth-ranked Wingate University erased a three-point deficit with a game-ending 13-6 run to claim a hard-fought 69-65 victory over previously unbeaten Francis Marion University, Wednesday evening (Nov. 15) in non-conference women’s basketball action.
  • FMU places two on PBC All-Academic Volleyball Team
    November 15, 2017
    Two members of the Francis Marion University volleyball team – juniors Georgia Garrison and Carrie McGinnis – have named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team.
  • Patriot Men play home opener vs Wildcats on Thursday
    November 15, 2017
    The unbeaten Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will play its home opener on Thursday (Nov. 16) when the 2-0 Patriots entertain Johnson and Wales University. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. in the Smith University Center.
  • Patriot Women host #14 Wingate on Wednesday
    November 14, 2017
    A pair of early-season unbeaten squads will face off on Wednesday (Nov. 15) when Francis Marion University plays host to 14th-ranked Wingate University in non-conference women’s basketball action.
  • FMU Volleyball faces Bobcats at PBC Tournament
    November 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University will face Georgia College in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament, Friday (Nov. 17) at 6:30 p.m. on the Bobcat’s home court in Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Sandmann garners CoSIDA All-District Academic accolades
    November 14, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior forward Levin Sandmann was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ Men’s Soccer Team for District 3 of NCAA Division II.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Tue Nov 28
5:30 PM
at Chowan
Sat Dec 02
1:30 PM
at North Georgia
Sat Dec 02
3:30 PM
at North Georgia
Wed Dec 13
7:00 PM
at Mount Olive
Sun Dec 17
1:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Sun Dec 17
3:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Tue Dec 19
5:30 PM
Columbus St.
Tue Dec 19
7:30 PM
Columbus St.
Sat Dec 30
1:30 PM
at Young Harris
Sat Dec 30
3:30 PM
at Young Harris
Wed Jan 03
5:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Wed Jan 03
7:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Sat Jan 06
1:30 PM
Clayton St.
Sat Jan 06
3:30 PM
Clayton St.
Mon Jan 08
7:00 PM
St. Andrews
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Results
Fri Nov 03
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 3-0
Sat Nov 04
vs. The Battle at Stono Ferry 9th of 11
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
Sat Nov 04
vs. NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 21st of 23
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Nov 04
vs. NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 20th of 23
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Tue Nov 07
Final
Claflin W, 3-0
Fri Nov 10
Final
vs. Catawba W, 72-70
@ Pembroke, N.C./Lumbee Bank Court PBC/SAC Challenge
Fri Nov 10
Final
Erskine W, 65-35
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Sat Nov 11
Final
vs. Lenoir-Rhyne W, 78-70
@ Pembroke, N.C. PBC/SAC Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
North Greenville W, 80-65
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Thu Nov 16
Final
Johnson and Wales W, 102-71
Fri Nov 17
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 18
Final
at Elizabeth City St. W, 81-55
Tue Nov 21
Final
Shaw W, 103-88
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