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Wed Sep 06
Final
Barton W, 2-1
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Coker W, 2-1
Wed Sep 20
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-2
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 3-2
Wed Sep 27
Final
at Lander L, 4-0
Sat Sep 30
Final
Clayton St. W, 2-1
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Wed Oct 04
Final
at Southern Wesleyan W, 3-1
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 3-1
Wed Oct 11
Final - 2OT
at USC Aiken L, 4-3
Sat Oct 14
Final
Lenoir-Rhyne L, 2-1
Florence Soccer Association Night
Wed Oct 18
1st half - 03:34
Chowan 0-0
Sea of Red Match
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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)
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Men's Soccer Headlines

  • FMU men’s soccer hosts Chowan on Wednesday
    October 17, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s soccer team will host Chowan University for the Patriots’ annual Sea of Red match, Wednesday (Oct. 18) at 7 p.m. on Hartzler Field.
  • Drakenhammar scores in 2-1 Patriot loss
    October 14, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior Oliver Drakenhammar scored in the 19th minute, but Lenoir-Rhyne University responded with two unanswered goals to claim a 2-1 win over the Patriots 2-1, Saturday night (Oct. 14) in non-conference men’s soccer action.
  • Patriot Soccer hosts doubleheader on Saturday
    October 13, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s soccer teams will host a doubleheader on Saturday (Oct. 14) as the women’s squad will face off against Peach Belt Conference foe Columbus State University at 4:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7 p.m. against non-conference opponent Lenoir-Rhyne University.
  • Pacers rally past FMU Men 4-3 in OT
    October 11, 2017
    Francis Marion University held one-goal leads on three occasions in the second half, but USC Aiken rallied to force overtime and then the Pacers claimed a 4-3 win with a score with only 11 seconds left in overtime, Wednesday night (Oct. 11) in Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer action.
  • Dovland scores as Patriots drop match
    October 07, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman Jonas Dovland knocked in his second goal of the season, but that second-half 1-0 lead would not stand up as the Patriots dropped a 3-1 decision to 13th-ranked Young Harris College 3-1 in Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer action Saturday evening (Oct. 7).
  • Patriot trio scores in win at Southern Wesleyan
    October 04, 2017
    Sophomore Damien Tergella, senior Harrison Smith, and junior Levin Sandmann all scored first-half goals to pace Francis Marion University to a 3-1 victory over Southern Wesleyan University in non-conference men’s soccer action on Wednesday evening (Oct. 4).
  • Patriots sink Lakers for 2-1 PBC win
    September 30, 2017
    Sophomore Damien Tergella and freshman Jonas Dovland both scored their first goals of the 2017 campaign to lead Francis Marion University to a key 2-1 win over Clayton State University, Saturday evening (Sept. 30) in Peach Belt Conference men’s college soccer action.
  • FMU soccer plays first PBC home match on Saturday
    September 29, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women and men’s soccer teams will compete in their first Peach Belt Conference home match of the campaign this Saturday (Sept. 30) against Clayton State University on Hartzler Field in the Griffin Athletic Complex.
  • FMU Men’s Soccer falls to Bearcats
    September 27, 2017
    Senior forward Sam Lofts recorded a hat trick, including a pair of goals in the opening 15 minutes, to lead Lander University to a 4-0 victory over Francis Marion University, Wednesday night (Sept. 27) in Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer action.
  • Dechere and Williams score in loss to North Georgia
    September 23, 2017
    DAHLONEGA, GA – Francis Marion University fell to the University of North Georgia in a tight 3-2 match in Peach Belt Conference men’s soccer action on Saturday night (Sept. 23).
  • FMU Men beat Trojans 4-2 behind first-half outburst
    September 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University scored four goals in the opening 35 minutes and went on to claim a 4-2 win over the University of Mount Olive, Wednesday night (Sept. 20) in non-conference men’s soccer action.
  • Smith and Drakenhammar score in 2-1 win at Coker
    September 16, 2017
    Francis Marion University picked up two first-half goals, by Harrison Smith and Oliver Drakenhammar, within a span of less than three minutes to claim a 2-1 win over Coker College, Saturday night (Sept. 16) in non-conference collegiate men’s soccer action.
  • FMU soccer in action Saturday at Coker College
    September 15, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s soccer teams will compete in non-conference collegiate soccer action against Coker College this Saturday (Sept. 16) in Hartsville, S.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.

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Sat Oct 21
7:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Wed Oct 25
5:00 PM
Flagler
No Event
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Results
No Event
Wed Sep 06
Final
Barton W, 2-1
Sat Sep 09
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 16
Final
at Coker W, 2-1
Wed Sep 20
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-2
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 3-2
Wed Sep 27
Final
at Lander L, 4-0
Sat Sep 30
Final
Clayton St. W, 2-1
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Wed Oct 04
Final
at Southern Wesleyan W, 3-1
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 3-1
Wed Oct 11
Final - 2OT
at USC Aiken L, 4-3
Sat Oct 14
Final
Lenoir-Rhyne L, 2-1
Florence Soccer Association Night
Wed Oct 18
1st half - 03:34
Chowan 0-0
Sea of Red Match
No Event
No Event
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