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Sat Jan 21
Final
Augusta L, 85-80
Wed Jan 25
Final
at Flagler W, 86-81
Sat Jan 28
Final
at Lander L, 80-67
Mon Jan 30
Final
UNC Pembroke W, 96-92
McDonald's Night ; Sea of Red Game
Wed Feb 01
Final
Armstrong State L, 85-82
Sat Feb 04
Final
USC Aiken L, 89-71
Wed Feb 08
Final
at Augusta L, 75-71
(Cancer Awareness Game to support GA Cancer Center)
Sat Feb 11
Final
Flagler W, 72-59
Homecoming 2017
Mon Feb 13
Final - OT
Claflin W, 84-78
Wed Feb 15
Final
Lander W, 88-77
Senior Night ; Admissions Night ; Faculty Appreciation Night
Sat Feb 18
Final
at Armstrong State L, 88-83
Wed Feb 22
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 89-65
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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

Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Patriot Cagers signs IRSC forward
    August 10, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-8 forward Joshua Oliver of Jacksonville, Fla., to the Patriot program for 2017-18.
  • Francis Marion inks English Big Man
    June 28, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the addition of 6-11 center Kingsley Nwagboso of Greater Manchester, England, to the Patriot program for 2017-18.
  • 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.
  • Patriots sign Greenville shooting guard
    May 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-0 shooting guard Devante’ Foster of Greenville, who will transfer from Spartanburg Methodist College and have two years to play for the Patriots.
  • Summer Camps offered at FMU
    March 29, 2017
    Three different types of summer basketball camps are being offered in 2017 by the Francis Marion University men's basketball program.
  • FMU’s Browning earns All-PBC recognition
    March 02, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior Detrek Browning has been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Team, as the league announced its post-season awards at the annual banquet held on Friday evening (March 3) in Greenwood, S.C.
  • Patriot Men fall to Braves in season finale
    February 22, 2017
    A 14-0 run early in the second half proved decisive as UNC Pembroke defeated Francis Marion University 89-65, Wednesday night (Feb. 22) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Wednesday sports action for the Patriots
    February 21, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball team will play host to Belmont Abbey College on Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 22), while the Patriot softball and basketball squads will be on the road.
  • Pirates rally past Patriot Men 88-83
    February 18, 2017
    Corey Tillery sparked a 10-0 Armstrong State University surge that erased a five-point Francis Marion University lead and put the Pirates ahead to stay en route to an 88-83 win over the Patriots, Saturday evening (Feb. 18) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • FMU weekend sports events (Feb. 18-19)
    February 17, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball and men's and women's tennis teams will play at home on Saturday, while the men’s and women’s basketball squads will be on the road.
  • Parker and Browning net 49 in Francis Marion victory
    February 15, 2017
    Sophomore Brandon Parker continued his stellar play of late by netting a career-high 25 points and junior point guard Detrek Browning added 24 and climbed another rung on the Francis Marion University career scoring list as the Patriots raced past Lander University in the second half to claim an 88-77 victory, Wednesday night (Feb. 15) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot Hoops holds Senior Night vs Lander
    February 14, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men's and women's basketball teams will celebrate Senior Night, Faculty Appreciation Night, and Play4Kay Night when they entertain Lander University for a key Peach Belt Conference doubleheader on Wednesday night (Feb. 15).
  • Browning and Parker help Patriots to overtime win
    February 13, 2017
    Junior point guard Detrek Browning scored 26 points, including five in overtime, and sophomore swingman Brandon Parker added a career-high 23 as Francis Marion University outlasted Claflin University 84-78, Monday night (Feb. 13) in non-conference men’s basketball action.
  • Game-ending run carries FMU Men by Flagler 72-59
    February 11, 2017
    Trailing by one point with 3:30 remaining, Francis Marion University closed Saturday’s (Feb. 11) Homecoming contest with Flagler College with a 16-2 run to grab a 72-59 win in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Fri Nov 10
1:00 PM
vs. Catawba
@ Pembroke, NC PBC/SAC Challenge
Sat Nov 11
5:00 PM
vs. Lenoir-Rhyne
@ Pembroke, NC PBC/SAC Challenge
Thu Nov 16
6:00 PM
Johnson and Wales
Tue Nov 21
7:00 PM
Shaw
Sat Dec 02
3:30 PM
at North Georgia
Wed Dec 13
7:00 PM
at Mount Olive
Sun Dec 17
3:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Tue Dec 19
7:30 PM
Columbus St.
Sat Dec 30
3:30 PM
at Young Harris
Wed Jan 03
7:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Sat Jan 06
3:30 PM
Clayton St.
Mon Jan 08
7:00 PM
St. Andrews
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Results
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Sat Jan 21
Final
Augusta L, 85-80
Wed Jan 25
Final
at Flagler W, 86-81
Sat Jan 28
Final
at Lander L, 80-67
Mon Jan 30
Final
UNC Pembroke W, 96-92
McDonald's Night ; Sea of Red Game
Wed Feb 01
Final
Armstrong State L, 85-82
Sat Feb 04
Final
USC Aiken L, 89-71
Wed Feb 08
Final
at Augusta L, 75-71
(Cancer Awareness Game to support GA Cancer Center)
Sat Feb 11
Final
Flagler W, 72-59
Homecoming 2017
Mon Feb 13
Final - OT
Claflin W, 84-78
Wed Feb 15
Final
Lander W, 88-77
Senior Night ; Admissions Night ; Faculty Appreciation Night
Sat Feb 18
Final
at Armstrong State L, 88-83
Wed Feb 22
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 89-65
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