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Wed Jan 25
Final
at Flagler W, 84-64
Sat Jan 28
Final
at Lander L, 85-47
Mon Jan 30
Final
UNC Pembroke W, 62-53
McDonald's Night
Wed Feb 01
Final
Armstrong State W, 64-63
Sat Feb 04
Final
USC Aiken W, 71-70
Wed Feb 08
Final
at Augusta W, 72-64
(Pink Out for GA Cancer Center)
Sat Feb 11
Final
Flagler W, 87-60
Homecoming 2017
Wed Feb 15
Final
Lander W, 71-61
Play 4 Kay Night ; Senior Night ; Admissions Night ; Faculty Appreciation Night ; Sea of Red Game
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
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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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Women's Basketball Headlines

  • Patriot Women serve in the Community
    October 06, 2017
    Members of the 2017-18 Francis Marion University women's basketball team recently took part in community service work with the Pee Dee Community Action Partnership in Marion, S.C.
  • FMU Women add All-Region JUCO guard
    August 29, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the addition of 5-5 guard Alliyah Gillespie of Albany, N.Y., to the program for the 2017-2018 season.
  • Former Patriot Eboni Fields helps Georgia Soul to 2017 WBCBL title
    August 08, 2017
    Former Francis Marion University guard Eboni Fields scored 12 points on a quartet of three-pointers to help lead the Georgia Soul to a come-from-behind 64-63 win over the top-seeded and defending champs St. Louis Surge, Sunday (Aug. 6) in the championship game of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League (WBCBL).
  • 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.
  • Patriot forward Burgins earns Ashe Sports-Scholar Award
    May 25, 2017
    Francis Marion University junior women’s basketball player Briana Burgins has earned an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports-Scholar Award for 2017.
  • FMU Women’s Hoops sign Georgia guard
    May 03, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-10 guard Macy Passmore of Flowery Branch, Ga., to a national letter of intent.
  • Patriot Women ink Mullins point guard
    April 13, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-3 point guard Brittani McDonald of Mullins, S.C., to a national letter of intent.
  • Patriot Women fall to #4 Cougars in PBC Semifinals
    March 04, 2017
    Top-seed and No.4-ranked Columbus State University used a 22-0 run that started in the first quarter and carried over into the second quarter to take control of Saturday night’s (March 4) semifinal game with Francis Marion University and the Cougars went on to a 70-50 win in the 2017 Marvin Vanover Peach Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by Jani-King.
  • Patriot cagers play #4 Cougars in PBC Semifinals
    March 03, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s basketball team will play top-seeded and fourth-ranked Columbus State University on Saturday night (March 4) at 8:30 p.m. in the semifinals of the 2017 Marvin Vanover Peach Belt Conference Tournament presented by Jani-King.
  • Fulmore named to All-PBC squad
    March 02, 2017
    Francis Marion University sophomore forward Shaunice Fulmore has been selected to the 2017 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Basketball Team.
  • Francis Marion rolls into PBC semifinals with 83-64 win
    February 25, 2017
    Sophomore Shaunice Fulmore scored 21 points to lead four Francis Marion University players in double figures as the Patriots rolled to an 83-64 win over the University of North Georgia, Saturday evening (Feb. 25) in a quarterfinal game of the Marvin Vanover Peach Belt Conference Women's Basketball Championships presented by Jani-King.
  • Patriot cagers host Nighthawks in PBC Tournament
    February 23, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women’s basketball team will host only its second-ever Peach Belt Conference Tournament game when the Patriots entertain the University of North Georgia on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 6 p.m.
  • PBC announces WBB Tournament Bracket
    February 23, 2017
    The Peach Belt Conference announced the bracket for the 2017 women's basketball tournament following the end of the regular season on Wednesday night Feb. 22).
  • Streaking Patriots down UNCP 68-52
    February 22, 2017
    Freshman guard Abigail Bullock came off the bench and connected on 5-of-9 three-point attempts, including three in a game-deciding second-quarter outburst that carried Francis Marion University to its eighth straight win, a 68-52 road victory over UNC Pembroke, Wednesday night (Feb. 22) in Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball action.

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Fri Nov 10
5:00 PM
Erskine
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Sat Nov 11
7:30 PM
North Greenville
PBC/Conference Carolinas Challenge
Wed Nov 15
6:00 PM
Wingate
Sat Nov 18
6:00 PM
at Elizabeth City St.
Tue Nov 28
5:30 PM
at Chowan
Sat Dec 02
1:30 PM
at North Georgia
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
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Wed Jan 25
Final
at Flagler W, 84-64
Sat Jan 28
Final
at Lander L, 85-47
Mon Jan 30
Final
UNC Pembroke W, 62-53
McDonald's Night
Wed Feb 01
Final
Armstrong State W, 64-63
Sat Feb 04
Final
USC Aiken W, 71-70
Wed Feb 08
Final
at Augusta W, 72-64
(Pink Out for GA Cancer Center)
Sat Feb 11
Final
Flagler W, 87-60
Homecoming 2017
Wed Feb 15
Final
Lander W, 71-61
Play 4 Kay Night ; Senior Night ; Admissions Night ; Faculty Appreciation Night ; Sea of Red Game
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
Previous Next View Full Schedule

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