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Wed May 10
Final
6 Ga. Southwestern
10 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Baseball Tournament
Wed May 10
Final
5 UNC Pembroke
0 vs. Columbus St.
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Baseball Tournament
Thu May 11
Final
3 Lander
4 vs. Flagler
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Thu May 11
Final - 7 innings
2 USC Aiken
12 vs. Georgia College
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Baseball Tournament
Thu May 11
Final - 10 innings
10 Columbus St.
11 vs. Ga. Southwestern
@ Florence, SC PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Thu May 11
Final
5 North Georgia
8 vs. UNC Pembroke
@ Florence, SC PBC Tournament - Winners' Bracket
Fri May 12
Final
8 Flagler
4 vs. USC Aiken
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Fri May 12
Final
1 Ga. Southwestern
4 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Fri May 12
Final
3 UNC Pembroke
4 vs. Flagler
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament
Fri May 12
Final
7 Georgia College
6 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament
Sat May 13
Final
0 Flagler
5 vs. UNC Pembroke
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Sat May 13
Final
6 Georgia College
5 vs. UNC Pembroke
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Championship Game
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2017-18 SFC Brochure

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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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  • Patriot Baseball signs righty pitcher
    August 14, 2017
    Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Austin Roseberry from Matthews, N.C.
  • FMU Baseball adds Pitt catcher
    August 07, 2017
    Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the addition of junior catcher Alex Griffith, a native of Bristol, Va., to the 2018 Patriot roster.
  • Patriot Baseball signs 11 newcomers
    June 29, 2017
    Francis Marion University baseball head coach Art Inabinet has announced the signing of 11 newcomers for the 2017-18 school year: outfielder Henry Davis IV of Darlington, S.C., first baseman and right-handed pitcher Noah Davis of Lexington, S.C., infielder and right-handed pitcher Evan Flynn of Lancaster, S.C., corner infielder and outfielder Zach Jacobs of Moncks Corner, S.C., shortstop CJ Mackinson of Sykesville, Md., catcher Shane Magrann of Coconut Creek, Fla., right-handed pitcher Zach Mosay of Summerville, S.C., right-handed pitcher Isaac Rodgers of Rock Hill, S.C., middle infielder Tanner Smith of Elgin, Ill., second and third baseman Brody Thomasson of Jaspar, Tenn., and middle infielder Tanner Wakefield of Gainesville, Ga.
  • Patriot righty signs with Lake Erie Crushers
    June 27, 2017
    Former Francis Marion University right-handed pitcher Chance DuCharme has sign a contract with the Lake Erie Crushers of the independent Frontier League.
  • FMU to host Elite Prospect Baseball Camp on June 28
    June 01, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold an Elite Prospect Baseball Camp for players ages 15 and above on Wednesday, June 28, at noon.
  • FMU to host Elite Prospect Baseball Camp on Sept. 30
    June 01, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball program will hold an Elite Prospect Baseball Camp for players ages 15 and above on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m.
  • 92 Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    May 31, 2017
    A total of 92 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2017 spring semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • FMU set to host PBC Baseball Tournament
    May 05, 2017
    For the second year in a row, Francis Marion University is set to host the Peach Belt Conference Baseball Tournament, May 10-13, on Cormell Field at Sparrow Stadium.
  • FMU hurlers named to PBC All-Academic Team
    May 02, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior right-handed pitcher Chance DuCharme and sophomore southpaw Arien Seymour have been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Baseball All-Academic Team.
  • Patriots fall to Cougars 9-1 in home finale
    April 23, 2017
    Senior right-hander Luke Porter tossed a seven-hitter en route to Columbus State University’s third complete-game pitching effort of the weekend as the Cougars defeated Francis Marion University 9-1, Sunday morning (April 23) in Peach Belt Conference baseball action.
  • Columbus State beats Patriots 8-2
    April 22, 2017
    For the second game in a row, Francis Marion University took a first-inning lead only to have Columbus State University rally to win the game. On Saturday afternoon (April 22), the Cougars scored eight consecutive runs to claim an 8-2 win over the Patriots in Peach Belt Conference baseball action.
  • Cougar responses key in 6-3 win over Francis Marion
    April 21, 2017
    Columbus State University twice registered immediate rallies after falling behind by a run and eventually claimed a 6-3 win over Francis Marion University, Friday night (April 21) in Peach Belt Conference baseball action.
  • Patriot Baseball hosts Cougars for key PBC series
    April 20, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball team will play host to Columbus State University for a key Peach Belt Conference series this weekend, beginning with a single game on Friday (April 21) at 6 p.m.
  • Chapman’s clout helps down Claflin 10-4
    April 19, 2017
    Junior first baseman Trey Chapman hit a two-run home run to snap an eighth-inning deadlock and spark Francis Marion University to a 10-4 win over Claflin University, Wednesday evening (April 19) in non-conference baseball action.

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Wed May 10
Final
6 Ga. Southwestern
10 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Baseball Tournament
Wed May 10
Final
5 UNC Pembroke
0 vs. Columbus St.
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Baseball Tournament
Thu May 11
Final
3 Lander
4 vs. Flagler
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Thu May 11
Final - 7 innings
2 USC Aiken
12 vs. Georgia College
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Baseball Tournament
Thu May 11
Final - 10 innings
10 Columbus St.
11 vs. Ga. Southwestern
@ Florence, SC PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Thu May 11
Final
5 North Georgia
8 vs. UNC Pembroke
@ Florence, SC PBC Tournament - Winners' Bracket
Fri May 12
Final
8 Flagler
4 vs. USC Aiken
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Fri May 12
Final
1 Ga. Southwestern
4 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament - Elimination Game
Fri May 12
Final
3 UNC Pembroke
4 vs. Flagler
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament
Fri May 12
Final
7 Georgia College
6 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament
Sat May 13
Final
0 Flagler
5 vs. UNC Pembroke
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Sat May 13
Final
6 Georgia College
5 vs. UNC Pembroke
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Championship Game
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