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Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 5-0
Wed Sep 27
Final
at Lander L, 2-0
Sat Sep 30
Final
Clayton St. L, 6-0
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Wed Oct 04
Final
UNC Pembroke L, 1-0
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 2-0
Wed Oct 11
Final - OT
at USC Aiken W, 3-2
Sat Oct 14
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-1
Sanfilippo Awareness Match
Wed Oct 18
Final
at Georgia College L, 4-1
Sat Oct 21
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 3-0
Senior Day
Wed Oct 25
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Sea of Red Match
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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 2018 Prospect ID Camp set for Jan. 21
    November 17, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women's soccer program has scheduled a 2018 Prospect ID Camp for prospective high school age players on Sunday, Jan. 21.
  • 5 Patriots named to women’s soccer PBC academic squad
    November 03, 2017
    Five members of the Francis Marion University women’s soccer team – junior goalkeeper Janine Gordon, sophomore defenders Sierra Cartano and Jessica Garnett, sophomore midfielder Carli Gauthier, and sophomore goalkeeper Micahla Kitchen – have been selected to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Women‘s Soccer All-Academic Team.
  • #17 Flagler edges FMU with second-half goals
    October 25, 2017
    A pesky Francis Marion University squad held 17th-ranked Flagler College scoreless over the first 47 minutes, but the Saints tallied three scores in the second half to claim a 3-0 Peach Belt Conference win, Wednesday night (Oct. 25) in women’s soccer action.
  • FMU soccer plays regular season finales on Wednesday
    October 24, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men's and women's soccer teams will wrap-up their 2017 regular seasons on Wednesday (Oct. 25) at home against Flagler College. The men’s match will kick off at 5 p.m. on Hartzler Field, followed by the women’s contest at 7:30 p.m.
  • McElroy helps Patriots to 3-0 win over Hurricanes
    October 21, 2017
    Freshman forward Kylie McElroy scored a pair of goals and assisted on a third to help lift Francis Marion University to a 3-0 victory over Georgia Southwestern State University, Saturday evening (Oct. 21) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • FMU Soccer celebrates Seniors on Saturday
    October 20, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s soccer teams will both celebrate Senior Day when the Patriots play host to Georgia Southwestern State University on Saturday (Oct. 21).
  • Henderson scores in a 4-1 loss at Georgia College
    October 18, 2017
    Georgia College tallied three goals in the second half to snap a 1-1 deadlock on Wednesday evening (Oct. 18) as the Bobcats pulled away from upset-minded Francis Marion University for a 4-1 win in Peach Belt Conference women’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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UNCP Women edge pesky Patriots 1-0
    October 04, 2017
    Francis Marion University put forth a game-effort, but a 29th minute goal lifted visiting UNC Pembroke to a hard-fought 1-0 win over the upset-minded Patriots, Wednesday night (Oct. 4) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • Patriots host UNCP for volleyball and soccer this week
    October 02, 2017
    Both the Francis Marion University women’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams will play host to local-Peach Belt Conference rival UNC Pembroke this week.
  • Clayton State defeats Francis Marion in women’s soccer action
    September 30, 2017
    Clayton State University defeated Francis Marion University 6-0, Saturday afternoon (Sept. 30) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.

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Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 5-0
Wed Sep 27
Final
at Lander L, 2-0
Sat Sep 30
Final
Clayton St. L, 6-0
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Wed Oct 04
Final
UNC Pembroke L, 1-0
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 2-0
Wed Oct 11
Final - OT
at USC Aiken W, 3-2
Sat Oct 14
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-1
Sanfilippo Awareness Match
Wed Oct 18
Final
at Georgia College L, 4-1
Sat Oct 21
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 3-0
Senior Day
Wed Oct 25
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Sea of Red Match
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