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Scores
Tue Nov 07
Final
Claflin W, 3-0
Fri Nov 10
Final
vs. Catawba W, 72-70
@ Pembroke, N.C./Lumbee Bank Court PBC/SAC Challenge
Fri Nov 10
Final
Erskine W, 65-35
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Sat Nov 11
Final
vs. Lenoir-Rhyne W, 78-70
@ Pembroke, N.C. PBC/SAC Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
North Greenville W, 80-65
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Thu Nov 16
Final
Johnson and Wales W, 102-71
Fri Nov 17
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 18
Final
at Elizabeth City St. W, 81-55
Tue Nov 21
Final
Shaw W, 103-88
Tue Nov 28
Final
at Chowan L, 80-75
Sat Dec 02
Final
at North Georgia L, 82-54
Sat Dec 02
Final
at North Georgia W, 88-76
Wed Dec 13
Final
at Mount Olive W, 91-75
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Swamp Fox Club information

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2017-18 SFC Brochure

CORPORATE MARKETING and SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

Single-Game and Season Ticket Information


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)
Read the linked guidelines letter

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Francis Marion Athletics Headlines

  • Happy Holidays from FMU 2017
    December 15, 2017
    2017 Holiday Greetings from Francis Marion University Athletics
  • Patriot basketball hosts PBC doubleheader on Sunday
    December 15, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s basketball teams will welcome Peach Belt Conference member Georgia Southwestern State University to the Smith University Center on Sunday afternoon (Dec. 17) with the women’s game starting at 1:30 p.m., and the men following at 3:30 p.m.
  • Patriots complete come-from-behind win to remain unbeaten
    December 13, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior guard Detrek Browning scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half to push the Patriots to a 91-75 road victory over the University of Mount Olive, Wednesday evening (Dec. 13) in non-conference men’s collegiate basketball action.
  • FMU looks to remain undefeated Wednesday at Mount Olive
    December 12, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball squad will return to action following fall exams by traveling to the University of Mount Olive on Wednesday (Dec. 13) for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
  • Patriot softball inks a pair of infielders
    December 08, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the signing of 6-0 first basemen Addie May of Vale, N.C., and 5-5 middle infielder Darian Buss of Huntsville, Ala., to a national letters of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • FMU Cagers ink pair
    December 06, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-7 forward Juan Perez of Florence and 6-2 guard Gabriel Dickerson of Suffolk, Va., to national letters of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • FMU Baseball adds a trio of pitchers along with battery mate
    December 06, 2017
    Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the addition of right-handed pitchers Austin Moody of Dillon, Ethan Meece of Waynesville, N.C., and Connor Bright of Snow Hill, N.C., while signing right-handed hitting catcher Daulton Dabbs of Sumter to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • Francis Marion signs Columbia cager
    December 05, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-9 forward Jayla Bolden of Columbia, S.C., to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • FMU women’s tennis players ranked nationally
    December 04, 2017
    Two members of the Francis Marion University women’s tennis team are listed in the 2017 fall Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division II singles and doubles national rankings.
  • Patriot golf inks local high school state champion
    December 04, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s golf coach Mark Gaynor has announced the signing of Grant Sellers of McBee, S.C., to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • Patriots remain unbeaten with 88-76 win at UNG
    December 02, 2017
    Senior guard Detrek Browning scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half and junior Ryan Davis posted his first double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead unbeaten Francis Marion University to an 88-76 road win over the University of North Georgia, Saturday (Dec. 2) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
  • Fast Start carries Nighthawks past Patriot women
    December 02, 2017
    The University of North Georgia connected on its first 12 field goal attempts as the Nighthawks spoiled Francis Marion University’s hopes of a PBC-opening win, taking an 82-54 victory, Saturday (Dec. 2) afternoon in Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball action.
  • Patriot women’s basketball sign Lancaster post player
    December 01, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-10 post player Zaria Woods of Lancaster, S.C., to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • 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.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Sun Dec 17
1:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Sun Dec 17
3:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Tue Dec 19
5:30 PM
Columbus St.
Tue Dec 19
7:30 PM
Columbus St.
Sat Dec 30
1:30 PM
at Young Harris
Sat Dec 30
3:30 PM
at Young Harris
Wed Jan 03
5:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Wed Jan 03
7:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Sat Jan 06
1:30 PM
Clayton St.
Sat Jan 06
3:30 PM
Clayton St.
Mon Jan 08
7:00 PM
St. Andrews
Wed Jan 10
5:30 PM
Lander
Wed Jan 10
7:30 PM
Lander
Sat Jan 13
1:30 PM
at Ga. Southwestern
Sat Jan 13
3:30 PM
at Ga. Southwestern
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Results
Tue Nov 07
Final
Claflin W, 3-0
Fri Nov 10
Final
vs. Catawba W, 72-70
@ Pembroke, N.C./Lumbee Bank Court PBC/SAC Challenge
Fri Nov 10
Final
Erskine W, 65-35
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
Flagler L, 3-0
Sat Nov 11
Final
vs. Lenoir-Rhyne W, 78-70
@ Pembroke, N.C. PBC/SAC Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
North Greenville W, 80-65
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Thu Nov 16
Final
Johnson and Wales W, 102-71
Fri Nov 17
Final
at Georgia College L, 3-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Nov 18
Final
at Elizabeth City St. W, 81-55
Tue Nov 21
Final
Shaw W, 103-88
Tue Nov 28
Final
at Chowan L, 80-75
Sat Dec 02
Final
at North Georgia L, 82-54
Sat Dec 02
Final
at North Georgia W, 88-76
Wed Dec 13
Final
at Mount Olive W, 91-75
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