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Fri Apr 14
Final
at USC Aiken L, 13-1
Sat Apr 15
vs. Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate 14th of 16
@ at Raleigh, NC
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 5-1
Sat Apr 15
Final
at USC Aiken W, 3-1
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 7-3
Sat Apr 15
Final
at USC Aiken L, 7-5
Wed Apr 19
Final
at Claflin W, 10-4
Fri Apr 21
Final
North Georgia W, 5-1
PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
Fri Apr 21
Final
Columbus St. L, 6-3
Batting for Babies
Fri Apr 21
Final
vs. North Georgia L, 6-1
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 22
Final
vs. Columbus St. L, 5-0
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Sat Apr 22
Final
Columbus St. L, 8-2
Military Appreciation Day ; Boys and Girls Club Day
Sun Apr 23
Final
Columbus St. L, 9-1
Senior Day
Mon May 01
Final
vs. North Georgia W, 5-0
@ Columbus, GA NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 semifinal
Tue May 02
Final
at Columbus St. L, 5-1
NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 Final
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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

Headlines

Francis Marion Athletics Headlines

  • Patriot Baseball signs righty pitcher
    August 14, 2017
    Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Austin Roseberry from Matthews, N.C.
  • Patriot Cagers signs IRSC forward
    August 10, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the signing of 6-8 forward Joshua Oliver of Jacksonville, Fla., to the Patriot program for 2017-18.
  • Former Patriot Eboni Fields helps Georgia Soul to 2017 WBCBL title
    August 08, 2017
    Former Francis Marion University guard Eboni Fields scored 12 points on a quartet of three-pointers to help lead the Georgia Soul to a come-from-behind 64-63 win over the top-seeded and defending champs St. Louis Surge, Sunday (Aug. 6) in the championship game of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL).
  • FMU Baseball adds Pitt catcher
    August 07, 2017
    Francis Marion University baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the addition of junior catcher Alex Griffith, a native of Bristol, Va., to the 2018 Patriot roster.
  • Patriots Caselli and Casullo named All-America Scholars
    August 01, 2017
    Francis Marion University juniors Alessandro Caselli and Marc Casullo have been named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars list for the 2016-17 season.
  • Patriot Softball adds infielder twins
    August 01, 2017
    Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the addition of two infielder transfers from the State College of Florida: sisters Jaimie and Jessica Harney of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
  • FMU Tennis Teams earn ITA All-Academic honors
    July 26, 2017
    Both the Francis Marion University men’s and women’s tennis teams have earned All-Academic Team recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
  • FMU Golf Team honored with GCAA academic award
    July 20, 2017
    For the fourth year in a row, the Francis Marion University golf team has received a Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team award, this time for the 2016-17 academic year. To be eligible for GCAA team recognition, a university must register a team grade point average of 3.00 or higher for the entire academic year.
  • Patriot Baseball signs 11 newcomers
    June 29, 2017
    Francis Marion University baseball head coach Art Inabinet has announced the signing of 11 newcomers for the 2017-18 school year: outfielder Henry Davis IV of Darlington, S.C., first baseman and right-handed pitcher Noah Davis of Lexington, S.C., infielder and right-handed pitcher Evan Flynn of Lancaster, S.C., corner infielder and outfielder Zach Jacobs of Moncks Corner, S.C., shortstop CJ Mackinson of Sykesville, Md., catcher Shane Magrann of Coconut Creek, Fla., right-handed pitcher Zach Mosay of Summerville, S.C., right-handed pitcher Isaac Rodgers of Rock Hill, S.C., middle infielder Tanner Smith of Elgin, Ill., second and third baseman Brody Thomasson of Jaspar, Tenn., and middle infielder Tanner Wakefield of Gainesville, Ga.
  • Francis Marion inks English Big Man
    June 28, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach Gary Edwards has announced the addition of 6-11 center Kingsley Nwagboso of Greater Manchester, England, to the Patriot program for 2017-18.
  • 93 FMU Student-Athletes Named to PBC Presidential Honor Roll
    June 27, 2017
    The Peach Belt Conference announced that a record 1,721 student-athletes have been named to the 26th-annual Presidential Honor Roll. The list includes 93 student-athletes from Francis Marion University.
  • Patriot righty signs with Lake Erie Crushers
    June 27, 2017
    Former Francis Marion University right-handed pitcher Chance DuCharme has sign a contract with the Lake Erie Crushers of the independent Frontier League.
  • Patriots announce three golf team additions
    June 08, 2017
    Francis Marion University golf coach Mark Gaynor has announced the signing of three players to national letters of intent: John Burghardt of Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Jacob Morris of Hollywood, S.C., and McClure Thompson of Little River, S.C.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Wed Aug 23
7:00 PM
at Anderson (S.C.)
Exhibition
Fri Aug 25
6:00 PM
at Mars Hill
Exhibition
Thu Aug 31
7:00 PM
Converse
Thu Aug 31
7:00 PM
at Embry-Riddle
Fri Sep 01
10:30 AM
vs. Wingate
@ Charlotte, NC Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Fri Sep 01
3:00 PM
vs. Shorter
@ Charlotte, NC Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Sat Sep 02
9:30 am
vs. Carolina Challenge
@ Columbia, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sat Sep 02
9:00 am
vs. Carolina Challenge
@ Columbia, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sat Sep 02
12:00 PM
vs. Winston-Salem
@ Charlotte, N.C. Royals Fall Volleyball Invitational Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Sat Sep 02
4:00 PM
Belmont Abbey
Sat Sep 02
6:00 PM
at Queens (N.C.)
Queens Fall Invitational Queens Univ. of Charlotte Invitational Tournament
Sat Sep 02
7:00 PM
at Florida Tech
Wed Sep 06
5:00 PM
Newberry
Wed Sep 06
7:30 PM
Barton
Fri Sep 08
12:00 PM
Converse
Francis Marion Tournament FMU Invitational Tournament
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Results
Fri Apr 14
Final
at USC Aiken L, 13-1
Sat Apr 15
vs. Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate 14th of 16
@ at Raleigh, NC
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 5-1
Sat Apr 15
Final
at USC Aiken W, 3-1
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 7-3
Sat Apr 15
Final
at USC Aiken L, 7-5
Wed Apr 19
Final
at Claflin W, 10-4
Fri Apr 21
Final
North Georgia W, 5-1
PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
Fri Apr 21
Final
Columbus St. L, 6-3
Batting for Babies
Fri Apr 21
Final
vs. North Georgia L, 6-1
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
Sat Apr 22
Final
vs. Columbus St. L, 5-0
@ Florence, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Sat Apr 22
Final
Columbus St. L, 8-2
Military Appreciation Day ; Boys and Girls Club Day
Sun Apr 23
Final
Columbus St. L, 9-1
Senior Day
Mon May 01
Final
vs. North Georgia W, 5-0
@ Columbus, GA NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 semifinal
Tue May 02
Final
at Columbus St. L, 5-1
NCAA II Southeast Regional #1 Final
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