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Fri Oct 02
4:30 pm
vs. at USC Aiken Invitational 1st of 3
@ Aiken, SC
Fri Oct 16
4:00 PM
FMU Invitational Meet 1st of 4
at Freedom Florence Recreational Complex
Sat Oct 24
9:45 AM
vs. at Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet 10th of 10
@ Gainesville, GA hosted by University of North Georgia
Sat Nov 07
vs. at NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 20th of 22
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Sep 03
9:30 am
vs. Carolina Challenge 3rd of 7
@ Columbia, SC hosted by University of South Carolina
Fri Sep 09
6:30 pm
vs. Barton College Invitational Meet 2nd of 9
@ Wilson, NC
Sat Sep 17
10:30 am
vs. Methodist College Invitational Meet 1st of 4
@ Fayetteville, NC
Sat Sep 24
9:45 am
vs. Will Wilson Citadel Invitational Meet 3rd of 7
@ James Island, SC
Sat Oct 22
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championships 10th of 10
@ Milledgeville, GA hosted by Georgia College
Sat Nov 05
vs. NCAA Southeast Regional Championships 22nd of 24
@ Montevallo, AL hosted by University of Montevallo
Sat Sep 02
9:30 am
vs. Carolina Challenge 1st of 5
@ Columbia, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
vs. AU Jaguar Invitational
@ Augusta, GA
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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 Cross Country Headlines

  • 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.
  • Patriot runners named to Academic All-District Team, Again !
    May 25, 2017
    For the second year in a row, two members of the Francis Marion University men’s cross country and track and field programs – juniors Javier Bustos Jaimes and Devin Nelson – have been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District™ III Team.
  • 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 FMU runners gain PBC academic honors
    December 01, 2016
    Three members of the Francis Marion University men’s cross country squad – juniors Javier Bustos Jaimes and Devin Nelson and sophomore Carlos Oliver – were recently named to the 2016 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Team.
  • Bustos Jaimes and Driggers lead 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.
  • FMU runners travel to NCAA Regional XC Meet
    November 01, 2016
    Six members of the Francis Marion University men’s cross country team and three women’s runners will travel to the University of Montevallo to compete in the 2016 NCAA Division II Southeast Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday (Nov. 5).
  • Patriots place 10th and 12th at PBC XC Championships
    October 22, 2016
    The Francis Marion University men's and women’s cross country teams finished 10th and 12th respectively at the Peach Belt Conference Championship Meets, Saturday morning (Oct. 22) in Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Three FMU runners honored at PBC ceremony
    October 21, 2016
    Three Francis Marion University cross country runners – junior Javier Bustos Jaimes, senior Aaron Robinson, and freshman Alexis Byers – earned post-season honors at Friday’s (Oct. 21) Peach Belt Conference awards reception in Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Hurricane Matthew forces FMU schedule changes
    October 05, 2016
    Hurricane Matthew has forced several schedule changes within the Francis Marion University athletic department.
  • FMU runners place 3rd and 6th in the Low Country
    September 24, 2016
    The Francis Marion University men's and women’s cross country teams posted finishes of third and sixth at Saturday’s (Sept. 24) 36th-annual Will Wilson Citadel Invitational Meet held on James Island.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Sat Sep 23
9:45 am
vs. Bulldog Stampede
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Fri Sep 29
4:00 pm
vs. Royals Cross Country Challenge
@ Charlotte, NC Hosted by Queens Univ. of Charlotte
Sat Oct 21
10:15 am
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet
@ Fort Benning, GA
Sat Nov 04
vs. NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
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Fri Oct 02
4:30 pm
vs. at USC Aiken Invitational 1st of 3
@ Aiken, SC
Fri Oct 16
4:00 PM
FMU Invitational Meet 1st of 4
at Freedom Florence Recreational Complex
Sat Oct 24
9:45 AM
vs. at Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet 10th of 10
@ Gainesville, GA hosted by University of North Georgia
Sat Nov 07
vs. at NCAA II Southeast Regional Championship Meet 20th of 22
@ Wingate, NC hosted by Wingate University
Sat Sep 03
9:30 am
vs. Carolina Challenge 3rd of 7
@ Columbia, SC hosted by University of South Carolina
Fri Sep 09
6:30 pm
vs. Barton College Invitational Meet 2nd of 9
@ Wilson, NC
Sat Sep 17
10:30 am
vs. Methodist College Invitational Meet 1st of 4
@ Fayetteville, NC
Sat Sep 24
9:45 am
vs. Will Wilson Citadel Invitational Meet 3rd of 7
@ James Island, SC
Sat Oct 22
vs. Peach Belt Conference Championships 10th of 10
@ Milledgeville, GA hosted by Georgia College
Sat Nov 05
vs. NCAA Southeast Regional Championships 22nd of 24
@ Montevallo, AL hosted by University of Montevallo
Sat Sep 02
9:30 am
vs. Carolina Challenge 1st of 5
@ Columbia, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
vs. AU Jaguar Invitational
@ Augusta, GA
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