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Fri Mar 10
Final
Augusta W, 8-1
Thu Mar 23
Final
at Clayton St. W, 9-0
Fri Mar 24
Final
at Montevallo W, 8-1
Sat Apr 01
Final
Columbus St. L, 6-3
Sun Apr 02
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 9-0
Sat Apr 08
Final
at USC Aiken W, 7-2
Wed Apr 12
Final
at Coastal Caro. L, 6-1
Fri Apr 14
Final
Georgia College W, 6-3
Sea of Red Match, Senior Day
Fri Apr 21
Final
North Georgia W, 5-1
PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 22
Final
vs. Columbus St. L, 5-0
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Mon May 01
Final
vs. North Georgia W, 5-0
@ Columbus, GA NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 semifinal
Tue May 02
Final
at Columbus St. L, 5-1
NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 Final
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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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Women's Tennis Headlines

  • Krueger, Lang, and Meuwissen excel at ITA Regional
    October 02, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s tennis doubles team of junior Marie Krueger and freshman Elisa Lang advanced to the finals of the A Flight, while men’s player Paul Meuwissen captured the consolation bracket title in the B Flight for singles at the ITA Southeast Regional Small College/Oracle Tennis Championships.
  • Broeseler wins flight at FMU/FTC Collegiate Tennis Championships
    September 27, 2017
    Francis Marion University’s tennis program had several players shine this past weekend at the second-annual FMU/FTC Collegiate Championships hosted at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.
  • 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.
  • Patriot tennis players named ITA Scholar-Athletes
    August 19, 2017
    Eight members of the Francis Marion University men's and women’s tennis teams have been named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes for the 2017 season.
  • FMU Tennis Teams earn ITA All-Academic honors
    July 26, 2017
    Both the Francis Marion University men’s and women’s tennis teams have earned All-Academic Team recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
  • FMU Women ranked 23rd, Men #38 in final tennis polls
    June 01, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s and men’s tennis teams are ranked 23rd and 38th respectively in the final 2017 Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division II Top 50 national polls that were released on Thursday (June 1).
  • 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.
  • Patriot Women’s Tennis honored by PBC
    May 03, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s tennis team was recently honored with the Peach Belt Conference Team Sportsmanship Award for 2017.
  • #4 Cougars edge FMU 5-1 in NCAA regional final
    May 02, 2017
    Fourth-ranked and top-seeded Columbus State University gained straight-set singles wins at positions No. 4, 5, and 6 to register a 5-1 win over 28th-ranked and fourth-seeded Francis Marion University, Tuesday afternoon (May 2) in the championship match of the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Southeast Regional #1.
  • Patriots advance in NCAAs with 5-0 win
    May 01, 2017
    Sophomore Marie Krueger and freshman Theresa Hammerschlag picked up singles wins after Francis Marion University swept all three doubles matches and the 28th-ranked and fourth-seeded Patriots blanked 22nd-ranked and fifth-seeded University of North Georgia, Monday afternoon (May 1) in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional #1 in Columbus, Ga.
  • Koelliker and Krueger earn All-PBC honors, Patriots open NCAA play
    April 30, 2017
    Two members of the Francis Marion University women’s tennis team – senior Samantha Koelliker and sophomore Marie Krueger – have been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference women’s tennis team.
  • FMU women’s tennis nets NCAA at-large bid
    April 25, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s tennis team has received an at-large invitation to the 2017 NCAA Division II National Tournament, as the tournament field was announced on Tuesday evening (April 25).
  • FMU Women fall to #7 Cougars in semifinals
    April 22, 2017
    Seventh-ranked and top-seeded Columbus State University captured narrow doubles wins at positions No.1 and 3 and then went on to a 5-0 victory over 37th-ranked and fifth-seeded Francis Marion University, Saturday morning (April 22) in the semifinals of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.
  • Patriot Women upset Nighthawks 5-1
    April 21, 2017
    Senior Eva Lieben and sophomore Anilu Barraza Araiza captured a tie-breaking point at No.2 doubles and Lieben later won her singles match as fifth-seeded and 37th-ranked Francis Marion University surprised fourth-seeded and 36th-ranked University of North Georgia 5-1, Friday morning (April 21) in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Sat Feb 03
TBA
TBA
City of Florence College Tournament at Florence Tennis Center
Sun Feb 04
TBA
TBA
City of Florence College Tournament at Florence Tennis Center
Fri Feb 09
2:00 PM
Queens (N.C.)
Sat Feb 10
12:00 PM
at Barton
Tue Feb 13
2:00 PM
Mount Olive
Sat Feb 17
1:00 PM
at Erskine
Fri Feb 23
11:00 AM
at Flagler
Sun Feb 25
12:00 PM
Coker
Fri Mar 02
2:00 PM
Lander
Sat Mar 03
11:00 AM
North Georgia
Sun Mar 04
11:00 AM
Young Harris
Fri Mar 09
3:00 PM
vs. Bluefield St.
@ Sumter, SC Palmetto Tennis Center
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Results
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Fri Mar 10
Final
Augusta W, 8-1
Thu Mar 23
Final
at Clayton St. W, 9-0
Fri Mar 24
Final
at Montevallo W, 8-1
Sat Apr 01
Final
Columbus St. L, 6-3
Sun Apr 02
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 9-0
Sat Apr 08
Final
at USC Aiken W, 7-2
Wed Apr 12
Final
at Coastal Caro. L, 6-1
Fri Apr 14
Final
Georgia College W, 6-3
Sea of Red Match, Senior Day
Fri Apr 21
Final
North Georgia W, 5-1
PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 22
Final
vs. Columbus St. L, 5-0
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Mon May 01
Final
vs. North Georgia W, 5-0
@ Columbus, GA NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 semifinal
Tue May 02
Final
at Columbus St. L, 5-1
NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 Final
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