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Sat Feb 18
Final
Erskine W, 9-0
Fri Feb 24
Final
Flagler L, 5-4
Sat Feb 25
Final
Armstrong State L, 7-2
Fri Mar 03
Final
at Lander L, 7-2
Sat Mar 04
Final
at North Georgia L, 8-1
Sun Mar 05
Final
at Young Harris L, 5-4
Fri Mar 10
Final
Augusta W, 6-3
Sat Apr 01
Final
Columbus St. L, 8-1
Sun Apr 02
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 8-1
Sat Apr 08
Final
at USC Aiken L, 6-3
Wed Apr 12
Final
at Coastal Caro. L, 6-1
Fri Apr 14
Final
Georgia College W, 7-2
Sea of Red Match, Senior Day
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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 Tennis Headlines

  • FMU Tennis Teams earn ITA All-Academic honors
    July 26, 2017
    Both the Francis Marion University men’s and women’s tennis teams has earned All-Academic Team recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
  • FMU Women ranked 23rd, Men #38 in final tennis polls
    June 01, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s and men’s tennis teams are ranked 23rd and 38th respectively in the final 2017 Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division II Top 50 national polls that were released on Thursday (June 1).
  • 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’s Ashforth named 4-time All-PBC selection
    April 25, 2017
    Francis Marion University men’s tennis senior Richard Ashforth has been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Team for his singles play, thus distinguishing him as only the 11th Peach Belt men’s player to earn All-Conference honors each of his four years.
  • PBC Tennis Tournaments open Friday in Florence
    April 20, 2017
    The 2017 Peach Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments will be held Friday through Sunday (April 21-23) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center.
  • Roettlingsberger and Thevenaz named PBC All-Academic
    April 18, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior Jannik Roettlingsberger and sophomore Tarass Thevenaz have been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Men’s Tennis All-Academic Team.
  • Patriots defeat nationally ranked Bobcat squads
    April 14, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s tennis team captured marathon 9-7 wins at the No.1 and No.2 doubles positions and used those wins to springboard to a 7-2 Peach Belt Conference victory over 14th-ranked Georgia College, Friday afternoon (April 14). The 37th-ranked Patriot women won five of six singles decisions to rally for a 6-3 win over the 31st-ranked Georgia College women.
  • Francis Marion netters both fall to Chanticleers 6-1
    April 12, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s tennis teams both lost 6-1 decisions to NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina University in non-conference action on Wednesday (April 12).
  • Patriot Women outdistance Pacers, but men fall
    April 08, 2017
    The 37th-ranked Francis Marion University women’s tennis team earned a 7-2 win over USC Aiken on Saturday (April 8) in Peach Belt Conference action, but the Patriot men fell to the 33rd-ranked Pacers 6-3.
  • Patriots ace Hurricanes on tennis courts
    April 02, 2017
    The Francis Marion University men’s and women’s tennis teams both claimed Peach Belt Conference wins on Sunday (April 2) over Georgia Southwestern State University, with the men coming out victorious 8-1 and the 37th-ranked women winning 9-0.
  • Top-10 Cougars defeat Patriot netters 6-3 and 8-1
    April 01, 2017
    The top-10 ranked Columbus State University men’s and women’s tennis teams defeated Francis Marion University on Saturday afternoon (April 1), winning the women’s match 6-3 and the men’s contest 8-1.
  • FMU Baseball and Tennis host PBC foes
    March 31, 2017
    The Francis Marion University baseball team will play host to Armstrong State University for a three-game Peach Belt Conference series this weekend, while the Patriot tennis teams will host a pair of matches.
  • Singles play decisive as Patriots defeat Jaguars
    March 10, 2017
    The 18th-ranked Francis Marion University women’s tennis team swept all six singles matches as the Patriots defeated Augusta University 8-1, Friday afternoon (March 10) in Peach Belt Conference action, while the 27th-ranked FMU men won five of six singles matches to rally from a 2-1 deficit and beat the 47th-ranked Jaguar men 6-3.
  • Spring Sports Schedule Alterations
    March 09, 2017
    Due to wet and cold weather forecasted for Sunday (March 12), several changes have been made to the Francis Marion University spring sports schedule.

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Upcoming Events
Sat Sep 23
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FMU/FTC Tennis Championships at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center
Sun Sep 24
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FMU/FTC Tennis Championships at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center
Fri Sep 29
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@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Sat Sep 30
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@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Sun Oct 01
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@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Mon Oct 02
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vs. TBA
@ Sumter, SC USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships
Thu Feb 01
2:00 PM
at Coastal Caro.
Sat Feb 03
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City of Florence College Tournament at Florence Tennis Center
Sun Feb 04
TBA
TBA
City of Florence College Tournament at Florence Tennis Center
Sat Feb 10
12:00 PM
at Barton
Tue Feb 13
2:00 PM
Mount Olive
Sat Feb 17
1:00 PM
at Erskine
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Results
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Sat Feb 18
Final
Erskine W, 9-0
Fri Feb 24
Final
Flagler L, 5-4
Sat Feb 25
Final
Armstrong State L, 7-2
Fri Mar 03
Final
at Lander L, 7-2
Sat Mar 04
Final
at North Georgia L, 8-1
Sun Mar 05
Final
at Young Harris L, 5-4
Fri Mar 10
Final
Augusta W, 6-3
Sat Apr 01
Final
Columbus St. L, 8-1
Sun Apr 02
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 8-1
Sat Apr 08
Final
at USC Aiken L, 6-3
Wed Apr 12
Final
at Coastal Caro. L, 6-1
Fri Apr 14
Final
Georgia College W, 7-2
Sea of Red Match, Senior Day
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