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Tue Nov 01
vs. CSU Kiawah Classic 20th of 22
@ at Kiawah Island, SC
Mon Feb 27
vs. Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate 12th of 18
@ at Hilton Head Island, SC
Tue Feb 28
vs. Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate T7th of 18
@ at Hilton Head Island, SC
Mon Mar 06
vs. Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate 13th of 18
@ at Aiken, SC
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
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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

  • 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).
  • Francis Marion places 17th at Furman event
    March 26, 2017
    Junior Callum McGuigan carded a final-round 73, while two other Patriot golfers shot 74, and Francis Marion University finished 17th in the team standings after the final day of the 48th-annual Furman University Intercollegiate Golf Tournament on Sunday (March 26).
  • McGuigan fires 69 and Patriots move up
    March 25, 2017
    Junior Callum McGuigan shot a season-best three-under-par 69 to help Francis Marion University move up two spots in the team standings to 15th after the second round of the 48th-annual Furman University Intercollegiate Golf Tournament on Saturday (March 25).
  • Sandvoll paces FMU as Patriots occupy 17th place
    March 24, 2017
    Sophomore Lars Sandvoll shot a 1-over-par 73 to lead Francis Marion University during Friday’s opening round of the 48th-annual Furman University Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, and the Patriots are tied for 17th position in the team standings.
  • Casullo-led Patriots finish 14th at Southern Collegiate
    March 13, 2017
    Junior Marc Casullo led the five Francis Marion University golfers on Monday (March 13) as the Patriots finished 14th at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships hosted by the University of Georgia.
  • FMU finishes 15th at Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
    March 07, 2017
    Junior Marc Casullo led Francis Marion University on Tuesday (March 7) with a 76 score as the Patriots finished 15th at USC Aiken’s Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate Tournament.
  • Patriots in 13th place at Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate
    March 06, 2017
    Freshman Haakon Andersen fired a four-under-par 66 during Monday’s (March 6) second round to help Francis Marion University improve to a 13th-place standing after the opening day of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate Golf Tournament hosted by USC Aiken.

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Upcoming Events
Mon Sep 11
vs. Invitational at the Ocean Course
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by College of Charleston
Tue Sep 12
vs. Invitational at the Ocean Course
@ Kiawah Island, SC hosted by College of Charleston
Mon Oct 02
vs. Wolfpack Fall Invitational
@ Raleigh, NC hosted by N.C. State University
Tue Oct 03
vs. Wolfpack Fall Invitational
@ Raleigh, NC hosted by N.C. State University
Mon Oct 16
vs. AutoTrader Collegiate Classic
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
Tue Oct 17
vs. AutoTrader Collegiate Classic
@ Duluth, GA hosted by Georgia State University
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
Mon Feb 26
vs. Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate
@ Hilton Head Island, SC
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Tue Nov 01
vs. CSU Kiawah Classic 20th of 22
@ at Kiawah Island, SC
Mon Feb 27
vs. Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate 12th of 18
@ at Hilton Head Island, SC
Tue Feb 28
vs. Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate T7th of 18
@ at Hilton Head Island, SC
Mon Mar 06
vs. Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate 13th of 18
@ at Aiken, SC
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
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