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Tue Mar 07
vs. Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate 15th of 18
@ at Aiken, SC
Mon Mar 13
vs. Southern Intercollegiate Championships 14th of 15
@ at Athens, GA
Fri Mar 24
vs. Furman University Intercollegiate T17th of 21
@ at Greenville, SC
Sat Mar 25
vs. Furman University Intercollegiate T15 of 21
@ at Greenville, SC
Sun Mar 26
vs. Furman University Intercollegiate 17th of 21
@ at Greenville, SC
Tue Apr 04
vs. Wofford Invitational T7th of 12
@ at Spartanburg, SC
Fri Apr 14
vs. Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate T14th of 16
@ at Raleigh, NC
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
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2017-18 SFC Brochure

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Goodall paces Patriots in final round of Wolfpack Open
    April 15, 2017
    Freshman Mark Goodall shot a final-round 75 as Francis Marion University finished 14th at the season-ending Wolfpack Spring Open Golf Tournament.
  • Caselli leads FMU at Wolfpack Open
    April 14, 2017
    Junior Alessandro Caselli shot rounds of 71 and 75 on Friday (April 14) to lead the Francis Marion University contingent at the Wolfpack Spring Open Golf Tournament.
  • Sandvoll’s 70 helps Patriots tie for 7th at Wofford Invite
    April 04, 2017
    Sophomore Lars Sandvoll fired a two-under-par 70 to help Francis Marion University climb to a Top-10 finish at the rain-shortened Wofford College Invitational Golf Tournament on Tuesday (April 4).
  • Patriots golfers at rain-interrupted Wofford Invite
    April 03, 2017
    Junior Callum McGuigan stands at three-under-par and Francis Marion University occupies 10th place as rain interrupted play during the first round of the Wofford College Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday (April 3).

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Upcoming Events
Sat Oct 21
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sun Oct 22
vs. Camden Collegiate Classic
@ Camden, SC hosted by the Univ. of South Carolina
Sun Oct 29
vs. Kiawah Classic
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by High Point University
Mon Oct 30
vs. Kiawah Classic
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by High Point University
Tue Oct 31
vs. Kiawah Classic
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by High Point University
Fri Nov 03
vs. The Invitational
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
Sat Nov 04
vs. The Invitational
@ Hollywood, SC hosted by College of Charleston
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
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Tue Mar 07
vs. Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate 15th of 18
@ at Aiken, SC
Mon Mar 13
vs. Southern Intercollegiate Championships 14th of 15
@ at Athens, GA
Fri Mar 24
vs. Furman University Intercollegiate T17th of 21
@ at Greenville, SC
Sat Mar 25
vs. Furman University Intercollegiate T15 of 21
@ at Greenville, SC
Sun Mar 26
vs. Furman University Intercollegiate 17th of 21
@ at Greenville, SC
Tue Apr 04
vs. Wofford Invitational T7th of 12
@ at Spartanburg, SC
Fri Apr 14
vs. Wolfpack Spring Intercollegiate T14th of 16
@ at Raleigh, NC
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
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