FMU to hold Swamp Fox Club Benefit Auction on April 25

FMU to hold Swamp Fox Club Benefit Auction on April 25

Francis Marion University's Swamp Fox Club will hold its annual Live Benefit Auction, Thursday evening, April 25.

This auction will take place in the University's Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence on Dargan Street.  A cocktail reception will precede the auction at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for individuals and $40 for a couple.  Dress will be casual.  For ticket information, contact the FMU Athletic Office at 843-661-1240, or jevans@fmarion.edu . Tickets will be available at the door or on-line at THIS LINK (TICKETS).

Approximately 14 items will be offered in the live auction, including a catered pig pickin' for 75-to-100 people; a stay at Casa Monica Resort and Spa in St. Augustine, Fla., with tickets to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park; use of a Buckhead (Ga.) condo and tickets to the Georgia Aquarium and College Football Hall of Fame; a night stay at Hotel Florence in the Penthouse Suite, and dinner for six at Victor's; Moree's Sportsmans Preserve and golf; and a Lenovo laptop computer.

Also a three-night stay in the Cambria Hotel-Mount Pleasant (S.C.) with tickets to the Charleston Riverdogs and the South Carolina Aquarium; a golden retriever puppy; a motor coach trip for eight to Joe's Bar and Grill in North Myrtle Beach; two-night stay at the True Blue Golf Resort in Pawley's Island with rounds of golf for four at both the True Blue Golf Club and the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club; two tickets to the USC vs Clemson and USC vs Appalachian State football games; a four-day, week stay on the Isle of Palms; and a three-day, two-night visit to Boston.

Proceeds from the event will go to assist student-athlete scholarships and the athletics program at FMU.

A silent auction with additional items will take place during the reception.  Door prizes will also be given away.

In addition to the auction items, this year for the first time FMU is holding a raffle in conjunction with the event.  Raffle tickets are $10 each or six for $50.  Over $5,000 in prizes will be given away, including an Electric Bike (value $2,800), Apple Watch Series 3, Fitbit charge 3, a Dabo Swinney signed football, an Escape Room experience with a restaurant gift certificate, and Adidas gear.

There is a 1-in-50 chance of winning, and you do not have to be present to win.   All proceeds from the raffle will go to the individual sports that the tickets are attributed to (sold by).

Tickets may be purchased from Patriot athletic coaches or at the same above online link.

Among the silent auction items are:

Autographed hockey puck by Justin Folk
The Carolina Opry, 2 tickets
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, 4 tickets
Three soccer trainig sessions with FMU women's head coach Lindsey Morgan
Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, 6 tickets
Family Kingdom Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach, 2 passes
19th Green Indoor Golf Center simulator (one hour)
19th Green Indoor Golf Center swing analysis and lesson
Set of 2 season tickets for Florence RedWolves
The Little Gym (1 month lessons and membership)
Inn at the Crossroads (in Lake City) and dinner for 2
Day at Seminar Brewing
2 tickets to "One The Show" at Alabama Theatre
2 bottles of moonshine
2 $50 Schofield ACE Hardware and Sporting Goods
PING golf bag
Chick-fil-A for a year
Adidas (3-article set) -- 3 men (L,XL,2XL) 3 women (M,L,XL)
Under Armour luggage
Dabo Swinney autographed football
Fran Tarkenton autographed football
Armstrong Wealth Management (3 hours of financial planning)
Dawn Staley autographed basketball
Box of Cigars
Traces Golf Club (4 passes)
Tree of life hanger
USC vs Florida football tickets (2)
Pepsi cooler
Carolinas Panthers helmet
Biltmore Estate (4 tickets)
Carolinas Panthers autographed football
Bluetooth speaker
Sunset cruise and wine (out of Ocean Isle Beach, NC)
Fletcher Bay Winery wines
Deer Knife/Wooden Bowl
Cutting Board/Pencil Holders
Naturally Outdoors Outfitters ($200 gift card)
FM (Francis Marion) bag
NASCAR experience in Myrtle Beach
2-night stay at Inn on West Liberty in Savannah, GA
Vann Fine Art Portraits
Dolce Vita Cafe & more certificate
Yeti Wine tumbler
chair from Jordan Furniture
Black's Tire Service certificate
Wholly Smokin' Downtown (BBQ) certicifcate
Watercolor painting of pet with framing
Sparrow Stadium watercolor painting and framing
Florence Little Theatre (2 season tickets)
chair from Wilcox Office Mart
Harrington Vision Center sunglasses