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Sat Feb 18
Final
at Armstrong State W, 61-50
Wed Feb 22
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 68-52
Sat Feb 25
Final
North Georgia W, 83-64
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 04
Final
vs. Columbus St. L, 70-50
@ Greenwood, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Fri Nov 10
Final
Erskine W, 65-35
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Fri Nov 10
Final
61 North Greenville
65 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, SC (Smith University Center) Peach Belt / Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
64 North Georgia
44 vs. Erskine
@ Florence, SC (Smith University Center) Peach Belt / Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
North Greenville W, 80-65
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 18
Final
at Elizabeth City St. W, 81-55
Tue Nov 28
Final
at Chowan L, 80-75
Sat Dec 02
Final
at North Georgia L, 82-54
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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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Women's Basketball Headlines

  • Francis Marion signs Columbia cager
    December 05, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-9 forward Jayla Bolden of Columbia, S.C., to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • Fast Start carries Nighthawks past Patriot women
    December 02, 2017
    The University of North Georgia connected on its first 12 field goal attempts as the Nighthawks spoiled Francis Marion University’s hopes of a PBC-opening win, taking an 82-54 victory, Saturday (Dec. 2) afternoon in Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball action.
  • Patriot women’s basketball sign Lancaster post player
    December 01, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-10 post player Zaria Woods of Lancaster, S.C., to a national letter of intent during the recent early signing period.
  • Patriots’ late run falls short in loss to Chowan
    November 28, 2017
    Mariah Coker of Chowan University led all scorers with 28 points to pace the Hawks to an 80-75 victory over Francis Marion University, Tuesday evening (Nov. 28) in non-conference women’s collegiate basketball action.
  • FMU women’s basketball travels to Chowan on Tuesday
    November 27, 2017
    The 3-1 Francis Marion University women’s basketball squad will make their way to Murfreesboro, N.C., on Tuesday (Nov. 28) to compete against Chowan University in a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.
  • FMU’s Fulmore named PBC Player of the Week
    November 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior Shaunice Fulmore has been named the Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 13-19. It marks the second consecutive week a Patriot has earned the award.
  • Patriots have four double-digit scorers in rout of Vikings
    November 18, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior Shaunice Fulmore scored a career-high equaling 29 points to pace four players in double figures as the Patriots rolled over Elizabeth City State University 81-55, Saturday afternoon (Nov. 18) in non-conference collegiate women’s basketball action.
  • #14 Bulldogs hold off Patriots in battle of unbeatens
    November 15, 2017
    Fourteenth-ranked Wingate University erased a three-point deficit with a game-ending 13-6 run to claim a hard-fought 69-65 victory over previously unbeaten Francis Marion University, Wednesday evening (Nov. 15) in non-conference women’s basketball action.
  • Patriot Women host #14 Wingate on Wednesday
    November 14, 2017
    A pair of early-season unbeaten squads will face off on Wednesday (Nov. 15) when Francis Marion University plays host to 14th-ranked Wingate University in non-conference women’s basketball action.
  • Patriot cagers sweep PBC weekly awards
    November 13, 2017
    Francis Marion University seniors Detrek Browning and Khai Chandler have been named the Peach Belt Conference men’s and women’s basketball Players of the Week for the opening week of the 2017-18 season.
  • Chandler surpasses milestone in Patriots’ season-opening win
    November 10, 2017
    Francis Marion University senior Khai Chandler scored a game-high 23 points and became the first Patriot in seven years to surpass the 1,000-career point mark as FMU cruised to a 65-35 win over Erskine College, Friday evening (Nov. 10) in the first game of the PBC/Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Challenge.
  • Patriot Women host season-opening PBC/CC Challenge
    November 08, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s basketball team will open its 2017-18 season at home when the Patriots play host to the annual Peach Belt Conference/Conference Carolinas Challenge this Friday and Saturday (Nov. 10-11).
  • Francis Marion University WBB Coach Porter's keys to success for the 2017-18 season
    October 30, 2017
    Francis Marion University women's basketball head coach Jeri Porter talks about the keys to success for her 2017-18 squad.
  • FMU Women picked third in PBC Pre-Season Basketball Poll
    October 26, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s basketball squad has been picked to finish third in the Peach Belt Conference this coming season according to the annual pre-season poll conducted by the league’s coaches.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Sun Dec 17
1:30 PM
Ga. Southwestern
Tue Dec 19
5:30 PM
Columbus St.
Sat Dec 30
1:30 PM
at Young Harris
Wed Jan 03
5:30 PM
at USC Aiken
Sat Jan 06
1:30 PM
Clayton St.
Wed Jan 10
5:30 PM
Lander
Sat Jan 13
1:30 PM
at Ga. Southwestern
Mon Jan 15
1:30 PM
at Columbus St.
Wed Jan 17
5:30 PM
at Augusta
Sat Jan 20
1:30 PM
Flagler
Wed Jan 24
5:30 PM
UNC Pembroke
Sat Jan 27
1:30 PM
at Georgia College
No Event
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No Event
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Results
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No Event
Sat Feb 18
Final
at Armstrong State W, 61-50
Wed Feb 22
Final
at UNC Pembroke W, 68-52
Sat Feb 25
Final
North Georgia W, 83-64
PBC Tournament Quarterfinal
Sat Mar 04
Final
vs. Columbus St. L, 70-50
@ Greenwood, S.C. PBC Tournament Semifinal
Fri Nov 10
Final
Erskine W, 65-35
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Fri Nov 10
Final
61 North Greenville
65 vs. North Georgia
@ Florence, SC (Smith University Center) Peach Belt / Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
64 North Georgia
44 vs. Erskine
@ Florence, SC (Smith University Center) Peach Belt / Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
Final
North Greenville W, 80-65
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 18
Final
at Elizabeth City St. W, 81-55
Tue Nov 28
Final
at Chowan L, 80-75
Sat Dec 02
Final
at North Georgia L, 82-54
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