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No Event
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Fri Oct 06
Final
at Flagler L, 3-0
Sat Oct 07
vs. Koala Classic Cross Country Invite 3rd of 6
@ Columbia, SC
Sat Oct 07
vs. Koala Classic Cross Country Invite 4th of 10
@ Columbia, SC
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 2-0
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 3-1
Wed Oct 11
Final - OT
at USC Aiken W, 3-2
Wed Oct 11
Final - 2OT
at USC Aiken L, 4-3
Fri Oct 13
Final
at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 3-0
Sat Oct 14
Final
vs. North Greenville W, 3-0
@ Central, SC
Sat Oct 14
Final
at Southern Wesleyan L, 3-0
Sat Oct 14
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-1
Sanfilippo Awareness Match
Sat Oct 14
Final
Lenoir-Rhyne L, 2-1
Florence Soccer Association Night
Mon Oct 16
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 11th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Tue Oct 17
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 12th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Wed Oct 18
1st half - 45:00
at Georgia College 0-0
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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

  • Senior C’s pace FMU golfers at Autotrader Collegiate Classic
    October 17, 2017
    Seniors Marc Casullo and Alessandro Caselli both carded one-over-par 73 scores on Tuesday (Oct. 17) as Francis Marion University placed 12th in the final team standings at the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Men’s Golf Classic.
  • FMU men’s soccer hosts Chowan on Wednesday
    October 17, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s soccer team will host Chowan University for the Patriots’ annual Sea of Red match, Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 7 p.m. on Hartzler Field.
  • McGuigan helps Patriots climb to 11th at Autotrader Collegiate Classic
    October 16, 2017
    Senior Callum McGuigan fired a one-under-par 71 over the afternoon round on Monday (Oct. 16) to help Francis Marion University climb to 11th position in the team standings after the opening day of the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Men’s Golf Classic.
  • Patriot volleyball splits non-conference tri-match
    October 14, 2017
    A trio of players recorded nine kills apiece to lead Francis Marion University to a three-set sweep (26-24, 25-20, 25-17) of North Greenville University, but the Patriots then went on to drop a three-set affair (25-21, 25-21, 25-17) to Southern Wesleyan University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) in a non-conference volleyball tri-match.
  • Drakenhammar scores in 2-1 Patriot loss
    October 14, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior Oliver Drakenhammar scored in the 19th minute, but Lenoir-Rhyne University responded with two unanswered goals to claim a 2-1 win over the Patriots 2-1, Saturday night (Oct. 14) in non-conference men’s soccer action.
  • #16 Cougars defeat Francis Marion
    October 14, 2017
    Freshman Meghan Cottingham scored three times to help lead 16th-ranked Columbus State University to an 11-1 win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • Hot-hitting Bears defeat Patriot Volleyball
    October 13, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman Kayla Arthur compiled a team-high 12 kills, but Lenoir-Rhyne University hit a blistering .418 attack percentage as a team while defeating the Patriots 25-17, 25-19, 25-13, Friday evening (Oct. 13) in non-conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Francis Marion University mid-season volleyball interview with coach Lauren Baufield
    October 13, 2017
    Coach Baufield talks about her team's play midway through the 2017 season.
  • Patriot Soccer hosts doubleheader on Saturday
    October 13, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s soccer teams will host a doubleheader on Saturday (Oct. 14) as the women’s squad will face off against Peach Belt Conference foe Columbus State University at 4:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m. against non-conference opponent Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • Pacers rally past FMU Men 4-3 in OT
    October 11, 2017
    Francis Marion University held one-goal leads on three occasions in the second half, but USC Aiken rallied to force overtime and then the Pacers claimed a 4-3 win with a score with only 11 seconds left in overtime, Wednesday night (Oct. 11) in Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer action.
  • Misuraca rocks Pacers in OT with golden goal
    October 11, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman defender Megan Misuraca’s overtime goal secured a 3-2 victory over USC Aiken, Wednesday evening (Oct. 11) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • Seven FMU softball players earn NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors
    October 11, 2017
    Seven members of the 2017 Francis Marion University softball team – outfielders Briana Barzola, Morgan Elliott, and Caroline Heaton, designated hitter Shania Domingue, shortstop Taylor Johnson, catcher Chelsea Welty, and right-handed pitcher Sydney Holland – have been named to the 2017 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American Scholar-Athlete Team that was announced this week.
  • Dovland scores as Patriots drop match
    October 07, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman Jonas Dovland knocked in his second goal of the season, but that second-half 1-0 lead would not stand up as the Patriots dropped a 3-1 decision to 13th-ranked Young Harris College 3-1 in Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer action Saturday evening (Oct. 7).
  • Mountain Lions clip Patriot women 2-0
    October 07, 2017
    Young Harris College scored twice in the opening seven minutes and then made those tallies stand up for a 2-0 victory over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 7) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Wed Oct 18
7:00 PM
Chowan
Sea of Red Match
Fri Oct 20
7:00 PM
Lander
Sat Oct 21
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sat Oct 21
10:15 am
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet
@ Fort Benning, GA
Sat Oct 21
9:00 am
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet
@ Fort Benning, GA
Sat Oct 21
2:00 PM
Augusta
Sat Oct 21
5:00 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Senior Day
Sat Oct 21
7:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Sun Oct 22
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Wed Oct 25
5:00 PM
Flagler
Wed Oct 25
7:30 PM
Flagler
Sea of Red Match
Sat Oct 28
5:00 PM
at Georgia College
Sun Oct 29
vs. Kiawah Classic
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by High Point University
Mon Oct 30
vs. Kiawah Classic
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by High Point University
Tue Oct 31
vs. Kiawah Classic
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by High Point University
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Results
No Event
No Event
No Event
Fri Oct 06
Final
at Flagler L, 3-0
Sat Oct 07
vs. Koala Classic Cross Country Invite 3rd of 6
@ Columbia, SC
Sat Oct 07
vs. Koala Classic Cross Country Invite 4th of 10
@ Columbia, SC
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 2-0
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 3-1
Wed Oct 11
Final - OT
at USC Aiken W, 3-2
Wed Oct 11
Final - 2OT
at USC Aiken L, 4-3
Fri Oct 13
Final
at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 3-0
Sat Oct 14
Final
vs. North Greenville W, 3-0
@ Central, SC
Sat Oct 14
Final
at Southern Wesleyan L, 3-0
Sat Oct 14
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-1
Sanfilippo Awareness Match
Sat Oct 14
Final
Lenoir-Rhyne L, 2-1
Florence Soccer Association Night
Mon Oct 16
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 11th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Tue Oct 17
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 12th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Wed Oct 18
1st half - 45:00
at Georgia College 0-0
No Event
No Event
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