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Sat Sep 03
9 am
vs. Carolina Challenge 4th of 7
@ Columbia, SC hosted by University of South Carolina
Fri Sep 09
6 pm
vs. Barton College Invitational Meet 6th of 10
@ Wilson, NC
Sat Sep 17
9:30 am
vs. Methodist College Invitational Meet 3rd of 7
@ Fayetteville, NC
Sat Sep 24
9 am
vs. Will Wilson Citadel Invitational Meet 6th of 9
@ James Island, SC
Sat Oct 22
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championships 12th of 13
@ Milledgeville, GA hosted by Georgia College
Sat Nov 05
vs. NCAA Southeast Regional Championships DNS
@ Montevallo, AL hosted by University of Montevallo
Sat Sep 02
vs. Carolina Challenge 1st of 5
@ Columbia, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sat Sep 23
vs. Bulldog Stampede 9th of 19
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Fri Sep 29
vs. Royals Cross Country Challenge 19th of 25
@ Charlotte, NC Hosted by Queens Univ. of Charlotte
Sat Oct 07
vs. Koala Classic Cross Country Invite 4th of 10
@ Columbia, SC
Sat Oct 21
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet 8th of 11
@ Fort Benning, GA
Sat Nov 04
vs. NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 21st of 23
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
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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

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Women's Cross Country Headlines

  • Nelson and Filer pace FMU at NCAA Regional Meet
    November 04, 2017
    Senior Devin Nelson and sophomore Alison Filer led the Francis Marion University men and women to 20th and 21st-place finishes respectively at the 2017 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Cross Country Championship Meet, Saturday morning (Nov. 4) on the campus of Wingate University.
  • Four Patriot Women gain PBC cross country honors
    October 24, 2017
    Four Francis Marion University women’s cross country runners; senior MacKenzie Arnold and sophomores Alexis Byers, Emma Driggers, and Jasmine Watson, were recently named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Patriots place 7th and 8th at PBC Championships
    October 21, 2017
    Led by senior Javier Bustos Jaimes and sophomore Alison Filer, the Francis Marion University men’s and women’s cross country teams placed seventh and eighth respectively at the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Championships, Saturday morning (Oct. 21).
  • FMU Harriers at PBC Championships on Saturday
    October 19, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s cross country squads will compete in the 27th annual Peach Belt Conference Championships, Saturday morning (Oct. 21) on the base of Fort Benning, Ga.
  • Personal-bests abound for Patriot runners at Royals XC Challenge
    September 29, 2017
    Seven different Francis Marion University runners set personal-best times on Friday evening (Sept. 29) as the Patriot men finished 18th and the FMU women 19th at the Royals Cross Country Challenge hosted by Queens University of Charlotte.
  • 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).
  • Weather-related sports cancellations for Francis Marion
    September 07, 2017
    Due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma, changes have been made in the upcoming sports schedules for Francis Marion University.
  • Bustos Jaimes and Filer lead FMU to team titles at Carolina Challenge
    September 02, 2017
    Led by senior Javier Bustos Jaimes and sophomore Alison Filer, the Francis Marion University men's and women’s cross country teams captured team titles in the NCAA Division II portion of the Carolina Challenge, held Saturday morning (Sept. 2) in Columbia.
  • FMU runners compete at 2017 Carolina Challenge
    September 01, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s cross country teams will open their 2017 seasons on Saturday (Sept. 2) when the Patriots participate in the Carolina Challenge hosted by the University of South Carolina at the Sandhills Research and Education Center in Columbia.
  • Francis Marion University Cross Country Coach Mark Bluman's Preseason Interview
    August 31, 2017
    Coach Mark Bluman previews the 2017 men's and women's cross country squads' season.
  • 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.
  • 100 FMU Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    January 11, 2017
    A total of 100 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2016 fall semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • Three Patriot Women gain PBC cross country honors
    November 23, 2016
    Three Francis Marion University women’s cross country runners, seniors Nicole Edlmann and Emmeline Wheeler and junior MacKenzie Arnold, were recently named to the 2016 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Driggers leads FMU runners at NCAA Regional Meet
    November 05, 2016
    The Francis Marion University men's cross country team placed 22nd at the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Championship Meet, Saturday morning (Nov. 5) in Montevallo, Ala. Three Patriot women also competed in the women’s regional.

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Sat Sep 03
9 am
vs. Carolina Challenge 4th of 7
@ Columbia, SC hosted by University of South Carolina
Fri Sep 09
6 pm
vs. Barton College Invitational Meet 6th of 10
@ Wilson, NC
Sat Sep 17
9:30 am
vs. Methodist College Invitational Meet 3rd of 7
@ Fayetteville, NC
Sat Sep 24
9 am
vs. Will Wilson Citadel Invitational Meet 6th of 9
@ James Island, SC
Sat Oct 22
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championships 12th of 13
@ Milledgeville, GA hosted by Georgia College
Sat Nov 05
vs. NCAA Southeast Regional Championships DNS
@ Montevallo, AL hosted by University of Montevallo
Sat Sep 02
vs. Carolina Challenge 1st of 5
@ Columbia, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sat Sep 23
vs. Bulldog Stampede 9th of 19
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Fri Sep 29
vs. Royals Cross Country Challenge 19th of 25
@ Charlotte, NC Hosted by Queens Univ. of Charlotte
Sat Oct 07
vs. Koala Classic Cross Country Invite 4th of 10
@ Columbia, SC
Sat Oct 21
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet 8th of 11
@ Fort Benning, GA
Sat Nov 04
vs. NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 21st of 23
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
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