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Sat Sep 17
Final
Montevallo W, 1-0
Wed Sep 21
Final
at Pfeiffer L, 5-0
Sat Sep 24
Final
North Georgia L, 2-1
McLeod Children's Hospital Family Day
Wed Sep 28
Final
Lander L, 4-2
Florence Soccer Association Night
Sat Oct 01
Final
at Clayton St. W, 5-3
Wed Oct 05
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 2-0
Thu Oct 13
Final
USC Aiken W, 2-1
Sea of Red Match
Tue Oct 18
Final
Erskine W, 2-1
Thu Oct 20
Final
Young Harris L, 3-0
Sea of Red Match
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 2-0
Wed Oct 26
Final - 2OT
at Flagler W, 3-2
Tue Nov 01
Final
Flagler L, 2-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
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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

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Men's Soccer Headlines

  • 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.
  • FMU diamond teams hosts Youth Day on Saturday
    March 03, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball and softball teams will both hold Youth Day on Saturday (March 4) as they host doubleheaders.
  • Patriot Men's Soccer assists Red Card Cancer
    January 19, 2017
    Over the course of the 2016-17 academic year, the Francis Marion University men's soccer program was able to raise $2,000 for the Red Card Cancer initiative.
  • 100 FMU Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    January 11, 2017
    A total of 100 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2016 fall semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • FMU's Heembrock named FSU head coach
    January 06, 2017
    Francis Marion University men's soccer assistant coach Brandon Heembrock will be leaving FMU to accept the head coaching position with the Fairmont State University women's program.
  • FMU Team Impact member featured in Morning News
    December 23, 2016
    Maddox, a Team Impact member of the Francis Marion University men's soccer program, was recently featured in the Florence Morning News.
  • FMU’s Sandmann garners All-Region accolades
    November 23, 2016
    Francis Marion University sophomore forward Levin Sandmann has been named to the D2 Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Team.
  • FMU to hold men’s soccer Prospect Camp, Jan. 14
    November 17, 2016
    The Francis Marion University men's soccer program will hold a Winter Prospect Camp, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sandmann named PBC Player of the Year, Mabiala also honored
    November 03, 2016
    Francis Marion University sophomore forward Levin Sandmann was named the Peach Belt Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Year at the annual awards banquet in Evans, Ga., on Thursday evening (Nov. 3). FMU junior defender Gael Mabiala was also honored with second-team All-Conference recognition.
  • Patriot trio earns PBC soccer academic honors
    November 03, 2016
    Francis Marion University midfielders Harrison Smith and Niklas Sundell and goalkeeper Jonathan Mannes have been named to the 2016 Peach Belt Conference Men‘s Soccer All-Academic Team. Smith earns the honor for the second straight year.
  • Saints edge FMU 2-1 in PBC Quarterfinals
    November 01, 2016
    Despite a late rally that included a penalty kick score by sophomore forward Levin Sandmann, Francis Marion University fell to Flagler College 2-1, Tuesday evening (Nov. 1) in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament.
  • FMU hosts soccer quarterfinal, volleyball entertains Lander on Tuesday
    October 31, 2016
    The Francis Marion University men’s soccer team will host Flagler College in a quarterfinal match of the 2016 Peach Belt Conference Tournament, while at the same time on Tuesday evening (Nov. 1) the Patriot women’s volleyball team will entertain Lander University in a key PBC regular-season match. Both contests will begin at 7 p.m.
  • FMU Men to host Flagler in PBC quarterfinals
    October 30, 2016
    Francis Marion University will host Flagler College on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference Men's Soccer Tournament.
  • Sandmann’s Golden Goal gives Patriots key PBC win
    October 26, 2016
    Francis Marion University sophomore forward Levin Sandmann scored with 1:43 remaining in the second overtime period to secure a key 3-2 Peach Belt Conference win for the Patriots over Flagler College, Wednesday evening (Oct. 26) in men’s soccer action.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Fri Aug 25
6:00 PM
at Mars Hill
Exhibition
Thu Aug 31
7:00 PM
at Embry-Riddle
Sat Sep 02
7:00 PM
at Florida Tech
Wed Sep 06
7:30 PM
Barton
Sat Sep 09
7:00 PM
Newberry
Sat Sep 16
7:00 PM
at Coker
Wed Sep 20
7:00 PM
at Mount Olive
Sat Sep 23
7:30 PM
at North Georgia
Wed Sep 27
7:30 PM
at Lander
Sat Sep 30
5:30 PM
Clayton St.
Wed Oct 04
7:00 PM
at Southern Wesleyan
Sat Oct 07
5:00 PM
at Young Harris
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Results
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Sat Sep 17
Final
Montevallo W, 1-0
Wed Sep 21
Final
at Pfeiffer L, 5-0
Sat Sep 24
Final
North Georgia L, 2-1
McLeod Children's Hospital Family Day
Wed Sep 28
Final
Lander L, 4-2
Florence Soccer Association Night
Sat Oct 01
Final
at Clayton St. W, 5-3
Wed Oct 05
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 2-0
Thu Oct 13
Final
USC Aiken W, 2-1
Sea of Red Match
Tue Oct 18
Final
Erskine W, 2-1
Thu Oct 20
Final
Young Harris L, 3-0
Sea of Red Match
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 2-0
Wed Oct 26
Final - 2OT
at Flagler W, 3-2
Tue Nov 01
Final
Flagler L, 2-1
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
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