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Wed Feb 01
Final
Armstrong State L, 85-82
Sat Feb 04
Final
USC Aiken L, 89-71
Wed Feb 08
Final
at Augusta L, 75-71
(Cancer Awareness Game to support GA Cancer Center)
Sat Feb 11
Final
Flagler W, 72-59
Homecoming 2017
Mon Feb 13
Final - OT
Claflin W, 84-78
Wed Feb 15
Final
Lander W, 88-77
Senior Night ; Admissions Night ; Faculty Appreciation Night
Sat Feb 18
Final
at Armstrong State L, 88-83
Wed Feb 22
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 89-65
Fri Nov 10
Final
vs. Catawba W, 72-70
@ Pembroke, N.C./Lumbee Bank Court PBC/SAC Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
vs. Lenoir-Rhyne W, 78-70
@ Pembroke, N.C. PBC/SAC Challenge
Thu Nov 16
Final
Johnson and Wales W, 102-71
Tue Nov 21
Final
Shaw W, 103-88
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2017-18 SFC Brochure

CORPORATE MARKETING and SPONSORSHIP Opportunities

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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)
Read the linked guidelines letter

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Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Parker led Patriots declaw Bears 103-88
    November 21, 2017
    Junior swingman Brandon Parker scored a career-high 26 points to pace six players in double figures as Francis Marion University raced past Shaw University 103-88, Tuesday evening (Nov. 21) in non-conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot Men entertain Bears on Tuesday
    November 20, 2017
    The unbeaten Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will play host to Shaw University on Tuesday (Nov. 21) at 7 p.m. in the Smith University Center.
  • Francis Marion carves up Johnson and Wales 102-71
    November 16, 2017
    Senior guard Detrek Browning scored 23 points to lead five players in double figures as Francis Marion University defeated Johnson and Wales University (NC) 102-71, Thursday night (Nov. 16) in non-conference men’s basketball action.
  • Patriot Men play home opener vs Wildcats on Thursday
    November 15, 2017
    The unbeaten Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will play its home opener on Thursday (Nov. 16) when the 2-0 Patriots entertain Johnson and Wales University. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. in the Smith University Center.
  • Patriot cagers sweep PBC weekly awards
    November 13, 2017
    Francis Marion University seniors Detrek Browning and Khai Chandler have been named the Peach Belt Conference men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week for the opening week of the 2017-18 season.
  • Patriots overtake Bears in second-half to open 2-0
    November 11, 2017
    Senior guard Detrek Browning scored 29 points and senior Warren Specht added 13, all in the final 16 minutes, as Francis Marion University rallied for a 78-70 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne University, Saturday evening (Nov. 11) on the second day of the PBC/SAC Challenge hosted by UNC Pembroke.
  • Browning layup delivers 72-70 Patriot win
    November 10, 2017
    Senior guard Detrek Browning scored 30 points, including the game-winning layup with 2.8 seconds left, to lift Francis Marion University to a thrilling 72-70 win over Catawba College, Friday afternoon (Nov. 10) in the opening game of the Peach Belt Conference/South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Challenge.
  • FMU men’s basketball to open 2017-18 season at PBC/SAC Challenge
    November 09, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s basketball team will open its 2017-18 season when the Patriots take on Catawba College at 1 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 10) as part of the annual Peach Belt Conference/South Atlantic Conference Challenge.
  • Browning and Patriots shock Division I Mocs 68-63
    November 04, 2017
    Senior guard Detrek Browning scored a team-high 17 points, including a tie-breaking three-pointer with 1:13 remaining, to lead Francis Marion University to a shocking 68-63 win over Division I Chattanooga, Saturday evening (Nov. 4) in men’s basketball exhibition action.
  • Francis Marion University MBB coach Edwards keys to success in 2017 18
    October 27, 2017
    FMU men's basketball coach Gary Edwards talks about keys to success for the Patriots in the 2017-18 season.
  • Patriots’ Browning picked to pre-season All-PBC Team
    October 25, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior guard Detrek Browning has been selected to the 2018 pre-season Peach Belt Conference All-Conference squad, as voted on by the league coaches.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 92 Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    May 31, 2017
    A total of 92 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2017 spring semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.

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Upcoming Events
Sat Dec 02
3:30 PM
at North Georgia
Wed Dec 13
7:00 PM
at Mount Olive
Sun Dec 17
3:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Tue Dec 19
7:30 PM
Columbus St.
Sat Dec 30
3:30 PM
at Young Harris
Wed Jan 03
7:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Sat Jan 06
3:30 PM
Clayton St.
Mon Jan 08
7:00 PM
St. Andrews
Wed Jan 10
7:30 PM
Lander
Sat Jan 13
3:30 PM
at Ga. Southwestern
Mon Jan 15
3:30 PM
at Columbus St.
Wed Jan 17
7:30 PM
at Augusta
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Results
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Wed Feb 01
Final
Armstrong State L, 85-82
Sat Feb 04
Final
USC Aiken L, 89-71
Wed Feb 08
Final
at Augusta L, 75-71
(Cancer Awareness Game to support GA Cancer Center)
Sat Feb 11
Final
Flagler W, 72-59
Homecoming 2017
Mon Feb 13
Final - OT
Claflin W, 84-78
Wed Feb 15
Final
Lander W, 88-77
Senior Night ; Admissions Night ; Faculty Appreciation Night
Sat Feb 18
Final
at Armstrong State L, 88-83
Wed Feb 22
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 89-65
Fri Nov 10
Final
vs. Catawba W, 72-70
@ Pembroke, N.C./Lumbee Bank Court PBC/SAC Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
vs. Lenoir-Rhyne W, 78-70
@ Pembroke, N.C. PBC/SAC Challenge
Thu Nov 16
Final
Johnson and Wales W, 102-71
Tue Nov 21
Final
Shaw W, 103-88
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