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Fri Sep 15
Final
at Augusta W, 3-1
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Lander L, 3-1
Tue Sep 19
Final
Southern Wesleyan W, 3-1
Fri Sep 22
Final
Georgia College L, 3-2
Alumni Weekend
Tue Sep 26
Final
USC Aiken L, 3-1
Sea of Red Match
Fri Sep 29
Final
at Lincoln Memorial W, 3-1
Sat Sep 30
Final
at Carson-Newman L, 3-0
Tue Oct 03
Final
UNC Pembroke W, 3-0
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
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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 volleyball splits non-conference tri-match
    October 14, 2017
    A trio of players recorded nine kills apiece to lead Francis Marion University to a three-set sweep (26-24, 25-20, 25-17) of North Greenville University, but the Patriots then went on to drop a three-set affair (25-21, 25-21, 25-17) to Southern Wesleyan University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) in a non-conference volleyball tri-match.
  • Hot-hitting Bears defeat Patriot Volleyball
    October 13, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman Kayla Arthur compiled a team-high 12 kills, but Lenoir-Rhyne University hit a blistering .418 attack percentage as a team while defeating the Patriots 25-17, 25-19, 25-13, Friday evening (Oct. 13) in non-conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Francis Marion University mid-season volleyball interview with coach Lauren Baufield
    October 13, 2017
    Coach Baufield talks about her team's play midway through the 2017 season.
  • Patriot volleyball falls to the Saints
    October 06, 2017
    Flagler College senior Sara Davis posted a match-high 14 kills in a 25-20, 25-12, 25-18 win over Francis Marion University, Friday evening (Oct. 6) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Hartings and Blot guide Francis Marion to sweep of UNCP
    October 03, 2017
    Senior Erika Hartings and sophomore Lenee’ Blot combined for 22 kills to help power Francis Marion University to a sweep (25-17, 25-17, 25-23) of UNC Pembroke, Tuesday evening (Oct. 3) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball 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.
  • Patriot volleyball drops match at Carson-Newman
    September 30, 2017
    Francis Marion University sophomore Lenee' Blot registered 10 kills and four services aces, but the Patriots dropped a 3-0 non-conference decision (27-25, 25-18, 25-21) to Carson-Newman University, Saturday evening (Sept. 30) in women’s volleyball action.
  • Hartings records career high in victory against Railsplitters
    September 29, 2017
    Senior Erika Hartings’ career-high 17 kills led Francis Marion University to a four-set victory (25-19, 14-25, 25-22, 25-20) over Lincoln Memorial University, Friday night (Sept. 29) in non-conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Patriots force PBC-leading Pacers to four sets
    September 26, 2017
    Francis Marion University had a trio of set points to set up a sweep of the opening two sets against conference-leading USC Aiken, but had to settle for a split and the Pacers claimed the two sets after intermission to earn a 28-26, 21-25, 25-16, 25-18 win over the Patriots, Tuesday evening (Sept. 26) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Patriots host USCA in PBC volleyball action Tuesday
    September 25, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s volleyball team will hold its annual Sea of Red Match on Tuesday (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. when the Patriots play host to USC Aiken.
  • Meek nets career-high in 3-2 Francis Marion loss
    September 22, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior Shelbi Meek pounded out a career 14 kills and dug up 15 balls, but Georgia College scored the opening three points of the deciding fifth set and went on to capture a come-from-behind 24-26, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 15-4 win over the Patriots, Friday night (Sept. 22) in Peach Belt Conference women’s volleyball action.
  • “And the Meek shall inherit the Court,” as Patriots win 3-1
    September 19, 2017
    Senior Shelbi Meek registered five of her career-high equaling 10 kills as Francis Marion University rally from a seven-point deficit in the fourth set to claim a 20-25, 26-24, 26-24, 27-25 marathon victory over Southern Wesleyan University, Tuesday evening (Sept. 19) in non-conference women’s volleyball action.
  • Patriots fall in four sets to PBC-leading Lander
    September 16, 2017
    Patriot junior Georgia Garrison posted her second double-double in consecutive nights with 12 kills and 16 digs, but Francis Marion University dropped a four-set decision (25-14, 25-18, 15-25, 25-15) to conference-leading Lander University, Saturday afternoon (Sept. 16) in the Peach Belt volleyball action.
  • Garrison leads Patriots to PBC road win
    September 15, 2017
    Junior Georgia Garrison pounded out a career-high equaling 25 kills while hitting at a .412 clip to lead Francis Marion University to a four-set (25-21, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18) road win over Augusta University, Friday night (Sept. 15) in the Peach Belt Conference volleyball opener for both squads.

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Upcoming Events
Fri Oct 20
7:00 PM
Lander
Sat Oct 21
2:00 PM
Augusta
Sat Oct 28
5:00 PM
at Georgia College
Tue Oct 31
7:00 PM
at USC Aiken
Fri Nov 03
7:00 PM
at UNC Pembroke
Tue Nov 07
7:00 PM
Claflin
Sat Nov 11
2:00 PM
Flagler
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Fri Sep 15
Final
at Augusta W, 3-1
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Lander L, 3-1
Tue Sep 19
Final
Southern Wesleyan W, 3-1
Fri Sep 22
Final
Georgia College L, 3-2
Alumni Weekend
Tue Sep 26
Final
USC Aiken L, 3-1
Sea of Red Match
Fri Sep 29
Final
at Lincoln Memorial W, 3-1
Sat Sep 30
Final
at Carson-Newman L, 3-0
Tue Oct 03
Final
UNC Pembroke W, 3-0
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
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