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Sun Mar 26
Final - 5 innings
at Armstrong State L, 10-2
Wed Mar 29
Final
at Augusta W, 6-0
Wed Mar 29
Final
at Augusta W, 6-0
Sat Apr 01
Final - 8 innings
at UNC Pembroke W, 8-7
Sat Apr 01
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 9-2
Sat Apr 08
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 6-4
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Sat Apr 08
Final
Ga. Southwestern L, 10-8
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Sun Apr 09
Final
Columbus St. W, 5-1
Senior Day
Sun Apr 09
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-2
Senior Day
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 5-1
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 7-3
Fri Apr 21
Final
vs. North Georgia L, 6-1
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
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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)
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Softball Headlines

  • FMU Softball ID Camp rescheduled for Oct. 1
    September 14, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women's softball program's ID (Prospect Identification) Camp has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 1.
  • 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.
  • FMU Softball ID Camp on Sept. 10 CANCELED
    August 25, 2017
    Due to Hurricane Irma, the Francis Marion University women's softball program's ID (Prospect Identification) Camp set for Sunday, Sept. 10, has been canceled.
  • Patriot Softball adds infielder twins
    August 01, 2017
    Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the addition of two infielder transfers from the State College of Florida: sisters Jaimie and Jessica Harney of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
  • FMU inks softball pair
    June 05, 2017
    Francis Marion University softball coach Stacey Vallee has announced the signing of two players to national letters of intent: right-handed pitcher Caitlyn Berry of Jacksonville, Fla., and outfielder and corner infielder Stefany Collins of Boca Raton, Fla.
  • 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 Barzola picked to PBC All-Conference Team
    April 26, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior outfielder Briana Barzola has been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Team.
  • Pesky Patriots fall to #8 UNG in the PBC Tournament
    April 21, 2017
    Francis Marion University claimed an early lead over top-seeded and eighth-ranked University of North Georgia, but a two-run homer by Stephanie Hartness helped the Nighthawks rally for a 6-1 win over the Patriots, late Friday night (April 21) in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament.
  • FMU trio named to PBC Softball All-Academic Team
    April 19, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior outfielder Briana Barzola, sophomore shortstop Taylor Johnson, and sophomore catcher Chelsea Welty have been named to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Academic Softball Team.
  • FMU to play #8 UNG in PBC Softball Quarterfinals
    April 19, 2017
    Francis Marion University will face top-seeded and eighth-ranked University of North Georgia on Friday (April 21) at 6:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament.
  • Falcons sweep Francis Marion on softball diamond
    April 15, 2017
    University of Montevallo pitchers Jocelyn Rivera and Abbey Pratt combined to limit short-handed Francis Marion University to five hits in two games as the Falcons swept a Peach Belt Conference doubleheader from the Patriots on Saturday (April 15), winning 5-1 and 7-3.
  • FMU’s Newman named PBC Softball Freshman of the Week
    April 10, 2017
    Francis Marion University second baseman Rayni Newman has been named the Peach Belt Conference Softball Freshman of the Week for the week of April 3-9.
  • Chiudina’s blast gives Francis Marion softball split with CSU
    April 09, 2017
    Junior third baseman Sam Chiudina belted a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to break up a scoreless deadlock and spark Francis Marion University to a 5-1 win over Columbus State University in the opening game of Sunday’s (April 9) Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader.
  • Newman’s Big Day leads to split on diamond
    April 08, 2017
    Freshman second baseman Rayni Newman drove in six runs with a pair of homers and two singles as Francis Marion University split its Peach Belt Conference softball doubleheader with Georgia Southwestern State University on Saturday (April 8) afternoon. FMU rallied to capture the opener 6-4, while the Hurricanes came from behind to record a 10-8 victory in game two.

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1:00 PM
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Sat Feb 03
3:00 PM
Claflin
Sun Feb 04
1:00 PM
Newberry
Sun Feb 04
3:00 PM
Newberry
Sat Feb 10
1:00 PM
Mount Olive
Sat Feb 10
3:00 PM
Mount Olive
Sun Feb 11
1:00 PM
Tusculum
Sun Feb 11
3:00 PM
Tusculum
Fri Feb 16
TBA
TBA
Patriot Invitational
Sat Feb 17
TBA
TBA
Patriot Invitational
Sun Feb 18
TBA
TBA
Patriot Invitational
Wed Feb 21
2:00 PM
at Belmont Abbey
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Results
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Sun Mar 26
Final - 5 innings
at Armstrong State L, 10-2
Wed Mar 29
Final
at Augusta W, 6-0
Wed Mar 29
Final
at Augusta W, 6-0
Sat Apr 01
Final - 8 innings
at UNC Pembroke W, 8-7
Sat Apr 01
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 9-2
Sat Apr 08
Final
Ga. Southwestern W, 6-4
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Sat Apr 08
Final
Ga. Southwestern L, 10-8
Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Sun Apr 09
Final
Columbus St. W, 5-1
Senior Day
Sun Apr 09
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-2
Senior Day
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 5-1
Sat Apr 15
Final
at Montevallo L, 7-3
Fri Apr 21
Final
vs. North Georgia L, 6-1
@ Milledgeville, Ga. PBC Tournament - Quarterfinal
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