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Sat Apr 15
vs. Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate 14th of 16
@ at Raleigh, NC
Mon Oct 02
vs. Wolfpack Fall Invitational T12 of 14
@ Raleigh, NC hosted by N.C. State University
Tue Oct 03
vs. Wolfpack Fall Invitational 13th of 14
@ Raleigh, NC hosted by N.C. State University
Mon Oct 16
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 11th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Tue Oct 17
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 12th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Sat Oct 21
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic 4th of 17
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sun Oct 22
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic 5th of 17
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sun Oct 29
vs. Kiawah Classic 7th of 15
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by Charleston Southern University
Mon Oct 30
vs. Kiawah Classic 11th of 15
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by Charleston Southern University
Tue Oct 31
vs. Kiawah Classic 12th of 15
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by Charleston Southern University
Fri Nov 03
vs. The Battle at Stono Ferry 8th of 11
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
Sat Nov 04
vs. The Battle at Stono Ferry 9th of 11
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
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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 Golf Headlines

  • 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.
  • Casullo leads FMU at Stono Ferry event
    November 04, 2017
    Senior Marc Casullo shot a one-under-par 71 to help lead Francis Marion University to a ninth-place finish on Saturday (Nov. 4) after the final round of The Battle at Stono Ferry Golf Tournament, hosted by the College of Charleston.
  • McGuigan shines in Hollywood as Patriots stand Eighth
    November 03, 2017
    Senior Callum McGuigan shot an second-round four-under-par 68 to help lead Francis Marion University to an eighth-place standings after Friday’s (Nov. 3) two rounds of The Battle at Stono Ferry Golf Tournament, hosted by the College of Charleston.
  • Casullo & Morris card 73s at East Bay Deli Classic
    October 31, 2017
    Senior Marc Casullo and freshman Jacob Morris both shot one-over-par 73 scores on Tuesday (Oct. 31) and Francis Marion University placed 12th after the final round of the East Bay Deli Classic on Kiawah Island.
  • McGuigan heads Patriots at East Bay Deli Classic
    October 29, 2017
    Senior Callum McGuigan shot an opening-round 76 on a very tough scoring day that saw no golfer break par, and Francis Marion University stands seventh in the team standings at the East Bay Deli Classic, Sunday (Oct. 29) on Kiawah Island.
  • Sandvoll shoots FMU to Top 5 finish at USC event
    October 22, 2017
    Junior Lars Sandvoll shot a final-round 71 on a day when pin placements were very tough and he placed third to lead Francis Marion University to a fifth-place finish at the Camden Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament, Sunday afternoon (Oct. 22).
  • Sandvoll in Top 5 as Patriots stand 4th at Camden Collegiate
    October 21, 2017
    Junior Lars Sandvoll fired rounds of 71 and four-under-par 66 to lead Francis Marion University to a fourth-place showing after the opening day of Camden Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament, Saturday (Oct. 21).
  • Senior C’s pace FMU golfers at Autotrader Collegiate Classic
    October 17, 2017
    Seniors Marc Casullo and Alessandro Caselli both carded one-over-par 73 scores on Tuesday (Oct. 17) as Francis Marion University placed 12th in the final team standings at the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Men’s Golf Classic.
  • McGuigan helps Patriots climb to 11th at Autotrader Collegiate Classic
    October 16, 2017
    Senior Callum McGuigan fired a one-under-par 71 over the afternoon round on Monday (Oct. 16) to help Francis Marion University climb to 11th position in the team standings after the opening day of the seventh annual Autotrader Collegiate Men’s Golf Classic.
  • Casullo paces FMU at final round of Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate
    October 03, 2017
    Senior Marc Casullo shot a final-round 76 to lead Francis Marion University on Tuesday (Oct. 3) at the Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.
  • Sandvoll leads Patriots in season-opening golf event
    October 02, 2017
    Junior Lars Sandvoll fired rounds of 73 and 72 to finish at one-over-par 143 and lead Francis Marion University to a tie for 12th position after Monday’s (Oct. 2) first two rounds of the Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.
  • Patriot golf opens 2017-18 season at NC State
    September 29, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men's golf team will open its 2017-18 campaign on Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 2-3) at North Carolina State University’s Wolfpack Fall Intercollegiate Tournament in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Weather-related sports cancellations for Francis Marion
    September 07, 2017
    Due to the expected arrival of Hurricane Irma, changes have been made in the upcoming sports schedules for Francis Marion University.
  • 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.

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Upcoming Events
Mon Feb 26
vs. Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate
@ Hilton Head Island, SC
Tue Feb 27
vs. Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate
@ Hilton Head Island, SC
Mon Mar 05
vs. Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
@ Aiken, SC hosted by USC Aiken
Tue Mar 06
vs. Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
@ Aiken, SC hosted by USC Aiken
Mon Mar 12
vs. Southern Intercollegiate Championships
@ Athens, GA hosted by the Univ. of Georgia
Fri Mar 23
vs. The Furman Intercollegiate
@ Greenville, SC hosted by Furman University
Sat Mar 24
vs. The Furman Intercollegiate
@ Greenville, SC hosted by Furman University
Sun Mar 25
vs. The Furman Intercollegiate
@ Greenville, SC hosted by Furman University
Mon Apr 09
vs. Wofford College invitational
@ Spartanburg, SC hosted by Wofford College
Tue Apr 10
vs. Wofford College invitational
@ Spartanburg, SC hosted by Wofford College
Sat Apr 21
vs. Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Tournament
@ Columbus, OH hosted by Ohio State University
Sun Apr 22
vs. Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Tournament
@ Columbus, OH hosted by Ohio State University
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Sat Apr 15
vs. Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate 14th of 16
@ at Raleigh, NC
Mon Oct 02
vs. Wolfpack Fall Invitational T12 of 14
@ Raleigh, NC hosted by N.C. State University
Tue Oct 03
vs. Wolfpack Fall Invitational 13th of 14
@ Raleigh, NC hosted by N.C. State University
Mon Oct 16
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 11th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Tue Oct 17
vs. Autotrader Collegiate Classic 12th of 16
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Sat Oct 21
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic 4th of 17
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sun Oct 22
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic 5th of 17
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sun Oct 29
vs. Kiawah Classic 7th of 15
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by Charleston Southern University
Mon Oct 30
vs. Kiawah Classic 11th of 15
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by Charleston Southern University
Tue Oct 31
vs. Kiawah Classic 12th of 15
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by Charleston Southern University
Fri Nov 03
vs. The Battle at Stono Ferry 8th of 11
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
Sat Nov 04
vs. The Battle at Stono Ferry 9th of 11
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
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