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Sat Oct 15
Final
at Columbus St. L, 9-0
Mon Oct 17
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 4-1
Wed Oct 19
Final
Georgia College L, 7-0
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 3-1
Mon Oct 24
Final
Young Harris L, 8-0
Senior Day
Wed Oct 26
Final
at Flagler L, 4-0
Thu Aug 31
Final
Converse W, 1-0
Sat Sep 02
Final
Belmont Abbey L, 3-1
Wed Sep 06
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 09
Postponed
at Carson-Newman
Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
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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)
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Women's Soccer Headlines

  • FMU women’s soccer wins an OT thriller at Coker College
    September 16, 2017
    Freshman defender Dayle McEwen came up clutch in the second overtime with a goal to give the Francis Marion University women’s soccer team a 2-1 win in non-conference collegiate soccer action against Coker College, Saturday evening (Sept. 16).
  • 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.
  • FMU women’s soccer blanks Mount Olive in 4-0 victory
    September 14, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s soccer team had four different players with goals as they shutout the University of Mount Olive on Thursday night (Sept. 14) by a score of 4-0 in non-conference collegiate women’s soccer action.
  • 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.
  • FMU vs Newberry women's soccer match canceled
    September 06, 2017
    The non-conference women's soccer match between Francis Marion University and Newberry College set for Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 6) was canceled due to hazardous weather.
  • 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.
  • Crusaders edge Patriot Women 3-1
    September 02, 2017
    Senior Nicole Ferren and sophomore Morgan Patton each registered a goal and an assist to help power Belmont Abbey College to a 3-1 win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Sept. 2) in women’s college soccer action.
  • McEwen’s PK gives FMU season-opening 1-0 win
    August 31, 2017
    Freshman defender Dayle McEwen scored on a penalty kick in the 50th minute to lift Francis Marion University to a season-opening 1-0 victory over Converse College, Thursday night (Aug. 31) in women’s college soccer action.
  • FMU women’s soccer hosts Converse on Thursday
    August 30, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s soccer team will open its 2017 campaign on Thursday evening (Aug. 31) when the Patriots play host to Converse College at 7 p.m. on Hartzler Field in the Griffin Athletic Complex.
  • 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 WSOC and Florence Biggest Losers
    April 17, 2017
    Wendy Bird, president of the United Way of Florence County, presents Lindsey Morgan, head coach of the Francis Marion University women's soccer program, with a token of thanks for her squad's participation with contestants in the Florence's Biggest Loser competition.
  • FMU announces women’s soccer signees
    March 10, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s soccer head coach Lindsey Morgan recently announced a signing class of 10 that included midfielder Brittany Boyd of Virginia Beach, Va., defender/midfielder Holly Bowman of Kernersville, N.C., midfielder Emma Hall of Candler, N.C., defender Brooke Kennedy of Little River, S.C., midfielder Kylie McElroy of Holly Springs, N.C., midfielder Dayle McEwen of Collinsville, Ill., forward/midfielder Imani McGee of Stafford, Va., midfielder/defender Megan Misuraca of Cary, N.C., forward/midfielder Sarah Moll of Waxhaw, N.C., and midfielder Abigail Williams of Kernersville, N.C.

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Upcoming Events
Sat Sep 23
4:30 PM
at North Georgia
Wed Sep 27
5:00 PM
at Lander
Sat Sep 30
3:00 PM
Clayton St.
Wed Oct 04
7:00 PM
UNC Pembroke
Sat Oct 07
2:30 PM
at Young Harris
Wed Oct 11
4:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Sat Oct 14
4:30 PM
Columbus St.
Wed Oct 18
7:00 PM
at Georgia College
Sat Oct 21
5:00 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Senior Day
Wed Oct 25
7:30 PM
Flagler
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Results
No Event
No Event
No Event
Sat Oct 15
Final
at Columbus St. L, 9-0
Mon Oct 17
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 4-1
Wed Oct 19
Final
Georgia College L, 7-0
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 3-1
Mon Oct 24
Final
Young Harris L, 8-0
Senior Day
Wed Oct 26
Final
at Flagler L, 4-0
Thu Aug 31
Final
Converse W, 1-0
Sat Sep 02
Final
Belmont Abbey L, 3-1
Wed Sep 06
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 09
Postponed
at Carson-Newman
Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
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