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Fri Oct 06
Final
at Flagler L, 3-0
Fri Oct 13
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at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 3-0
Sat Oct 14
Final
vs. North Greenville W, 3-0
@ Central, SC
Sat Oct 14
Final
at Southern Wesleyan L, 3-0
Sat Oct 21
Final
Augusta L, 3-0
PINK Match
Sat Oct 28
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
Tue Oct 31
Final
at USC Aiken L, 3-0
Fri Nov 03
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 3-0
Tue Nov 07
Final
Claflin W, 3-0
Sat Nov 11
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Fri Nov 17
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
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2017-18 SFC Brochure

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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 Volleyball Headlines

  • Patriot Women ink Illinois middle blocker
    November 30, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s volleyball coach Lauren Baufield has announced the signing of 6-2 middle blocker Iyanla (E-yawn-lah) Thigpen of Tinley Park, Ill., to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • FMU’s Garrison named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior outside hitter Georgia Garrison has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® Volleyball Team for District 3 of NCAA Division II. She also garnered this honor as a sophomore in 2016.
  • Bobcats knock Patriots from PBC Tournament
    November 17, 2017
    Despite a career-high-equaling 14 kills from senior Shelbi Meek, Francis Marion University suffered a season-ending 25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19 loss to Georgia College, Friday night (Nov. 17) in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament.
  • FMU Volleyball faces Bobcats at PBC Tournament
    November 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University will face Georgia College in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Tournament, Friday (Nov. 17) at 6:30 p.m. on the Bobcat’s home court in Milledgeville, Ga.
  • Garrison named All-PBC and earns Elite 15 award
    November 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior outside hitter Georgia Garrison was named to the 2017 All-Peach Belt Conference Volleyball Team at Thursday evening’s (Nov. 16) PBC awards ceremony in Milledgeville, Ga. She also received the prestigious Elite 15 Award presented by the Education Advisory Board (EAB).
  • FMU places two on PBC All-Academic Volleyball Team
    November 15, 2017
    Two members of the Francis Marion University volleyball team – juniors Georgia Garrison and Carrie McGinnis – have named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Volleyball All-Academic Team.
  • Flagler edges Francis Marion on Senior Day
    November 11, 2017
    Francis Marion University honored its two seniors -- Erika Hartings and Shelbi Meek in a pre-match ceremony -- but the Patriots were unable to pull off the upset, losing a hard-fought 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 decision to conference-leading Flagler College, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 11) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Patriot Volleyball plays Senior Day Match on Saturday
    November 10, 2017
    The Francis Marion University volleyball team will host Flagler College on Senior Day to conclude the Patriots’ regular-season schedule, Saturday (Nov. 11) at 2 p.m. in the Smith University Center.
  • Hartings has no love for Lady Panthers in 3-0 sweep
    November 07, 2017
    For the third consecutive match, senior Erika Hartings led Francis Marion University in kills, this time with 11, as the Patriots swept to a 25-21, 25-12, 25-11 non-conference victory over Claflin University, Tuesday evening (Nov. 7) in women’s volleyball action.
  • FMU Volleyball entertains the Lady Panthers on Tuesday
    November 06, 2017
    Francis Marion University will host Claflin University on Tuesday evening (Nov. 7) at 7 p.m. in non-conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Hartings and Ferrell lead Patriots to sweep of UNCP
    November 03, 2017
    Senior Erika Hartings led Francis Marion University to a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 victory over UNC Pembroke with a match-high nine kills, Friday evening (Nov. 3) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Meek and McGinnis named to honor society
    October 28, 2017
    Two members of the Francis Marion University volleyball team, senior hitter Shelbi Meek and junior setter Carrie McGinnis, were both inducted into Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the Chemistry Honor Society, on Oct. 26.
  • Patriot rally falls short in 3-1 loss at GC
    October 28, 2017
    Despite a career-high equaling 14 kills by senior Shelbi Meek, Francis Marion University could not rally from an 0-2 deficit and dropped a 3-1 decision (25-14, 25-18, 19-25, 26-24) to Georgia College, Saturday evening (Oct. 28) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball action.
  • FMU drop PINK Match to Jaguars 3-0
    October 21, 2017
    Augusta University hit .311 as a team and swept a Peach Belt Conference volleyball match from Francis Marion University on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 21). The Jaguars won by the scores of 25-20, 25-21, 25-19.

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Fri Oct 06
Final
at Flagler L, 3-0
Fri Oct 13
Final
at Lenoir-Rhyne L, 3-0
Sat Oct 14
Final
vs. North Greenville W, 3-0
@ Central, SC
Sat Oct 14
Final
at Southern Wesleyan L, 3-0
Sat Oct 21
Final
Augusta L, 3-0
PINK Match
Sat Oct 28
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
Tue Oct 31
Final
at USC Aiken L, 3-0
Fri Nov 03
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 3-0
Tue Nov 07
Final
Claflin W, 3-0
Sat Nov 11
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Fri Nov 17
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
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