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No Event
Thu Oct 13
Final
USC Aiken W, 2-1
Sea of Red Match
Tue Oct 18
Final
Erskine W, 2-1
Thu Oct 20
Final
Young Harris L, 3-0
Sea of Red Match
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 2-0
Wed Oct 26
Final - 2OT
at Flagler W, 3-2
Tue Nov 01
Final
Flagler L, 2-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Thu Aug 31
Final
at Embry-Riddle W, 3-0
Sat Sep 02
Final
at Florida Tech L, 4-2
Wed Sep 06
Final
Barton W, 2-1
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Coker W, 2-1
Wed Sep 20
1st half - 03:01
at Mount Olive 4-0
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2017-18 SFC Brochure

CORPORATE MARKETING and SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

Single-Game and Season Ticket Information


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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Men's Soccer Headlines

  • Smith and Drakenhammar score in 2-1 win at Coker
    September 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University picked up two first-half goals, by Harrison Smith and Oliver Drakenhammar, within a span of less than three minutes to claim a 2-1 win over Coker College, Saturday night (Sept. 16) in non-conference collegiate men’s soccer action.
  • FMU soccer in action Saturday at Coker College
    September 15, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s soccer teams will compete in non-conference collegiate soccer action against Coker College this Saturday (Sept. 16) in Hartsville, S.C.
  • 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.
  • Sandmann puts Bulldogs to sleep with two goals
    September 06, 2017
    Junior forward Levin Sandmann scored two goals, including the match-winner with 8:29 remaining, to lift Francis Marion University to a 2-1 win over Barton College, Wednesday night (Sept. 6) in men’s college soccer action.
  • Patriot soccer hosts two matches on Wednesday
    September 05, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s soccer teams will both play at home on Wednesday (Sept. 6) as the Patriot women host Newberry College (1-1-0) at 1 p.m. and the FMU men entertain Barton College (1-0-0) at 7:30 p.m.
  • #24 Panthers rally past upset-minded Patriots 4-2
    September 02, 2017
    Twenty-fourth ranked Florida Tech scored twice in the final 10 minutes to rally for a 4-2 victory over upset-minded Francis Marion University, Saturday night (Sept. 2) in men’s college soccer action.
  • Patriots blank Eagles 3-0 as Sandmann scores early
    August 31, 2017
    Junior forward Levin Sandmann scored in the opening five minutes and Francis Marion University went on to claim a 3-0 season-opening win over Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Thursday evening (Aug. 31) in men’s college soccer action.
  • FMU men’s soccer opens 2017 in Sunshine State
    August 30, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s soccer team will open its 2017 campaign with a pair of matches in Florida this week, beginning with a 7 p.m. match-up at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Thursday evening (Aug. 31).
  • Patriot men’s soccer ranked third in PBC preseason poll
    August 25, 2017
    Following a second-place showing last season, the Francis Marion University men’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the 2017 Peach Belt Conference coaches’ preseason poll.
  • FMU’s Sandmann picked for pre-season All-PBC squad
    August 24, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior forward Levin Sandmann has been named to the Peach Belt Conference 2017 men’s soccer pre-season All-Conference Team.
  • 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 diamond teams hosts Youth Day on Saturday
    March 03, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball and softball teams will both hold Youth Day on Saturday (March 4) as they host doubleheaders.
  • Patriot Men's Soccer assists Red Card Cancer
    January 19, 2017
    Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, the Francis Marion University men's soccer program was able to raise $2,000 for the Red Card Cancer initiative.
  • 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.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Sat Sep 23
7:30 PM
at North Georgia
Wed Sep 27
7:30 PM
at Lander
Sat Sep 30
5:30 PM
Clayton St.
Wed Oct 04
7:00 PM
at Southern Wesleyan
Sat Oct 07
5:00 PM
at Young Harris
Wed Oct 11
7:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Sat Oct 14
7:00 PM
Lenoir-Rhyne
Wed Oct 18
7:00 PM
Chowan
Sat Oct 21
7:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Wed Oct 25
5:00 PM
Flagler
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Results
No Event
Thu Oct 13
Final
USC Aiken W, 2-1
Sea of Red Match
Tue Oct 18
Final
Erskine W, 2-1
Thu Oct 20
Final
Young Harris L, 3-0
Sea of Red Match
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 2-0
Wed Oct 26
Final - 2OT
at Flagler W, 3-2
Tue Nov 01
Final
Flagler L, 2-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Thu Aug 31
Final
at Embry-Riddle W, 3-0
Sat Sep 02
Final
at Florida Tech L, 4-2
Wed Sep 06
Final
Barton W, 2-1
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Coker W, 2-1
Wed Sep 20
1st half - 03:01
at Mount Olive 4-0
No Event
No Event
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