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Wed Sep 06
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 09
Postponed
at Carson-Newman
Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 5-0
Wed Sep 27
Final
at Lander L, 2-0
Sat Sep 30
Final
Clayton St. L, 6-0
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Wed Oct 04
Final
UNC Pembroke L, 1-0
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 2-0
Wed Oct 11
Final - OT
at USC Aiken W, 3-2
Sat Oct 14
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-1
Sanfilippo Awareness Match
Wed Oct 18
1st half - 00:00
at Georgia College 1-1
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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 Soccer Headlines

  • #16 Cougars defeat Francis Marion
    October 14, 2017
    Freshman Meghan Cottingham scored three times to help lead 16th-ranked Columbus State University to an 11-1 win over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 14) in Peach Belt Conference women’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.
  • Misuraca rocks Pacers in OT with golden goal
    October 11, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman defender Megan Misuraca’s overtime goal secured a 3-2 victory over USC Aiken, Wednesday evening (Oct. 11) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • Mountain Lions clip Patriot women 2-0
    October 07, 2017
    Young Harris College scored twice in the opening seven minutes and then made those tallies stand up for a 2-0 victory over Francis Marion University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 7) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • UNCP Women edge pesky Patriots 1-0
    October 04, 2017
    Francis Marion University put forth a game-effort, but a 29th minute goal lifted visiting UNC Pembroke to a hard-fought 1-0 win over the upset-minded Patriots, Wednesday night (Oct. 4) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • Patriots host UNCP for volleyball and soccer this week
    October 02, 2017
    Both the Francis Marion University women’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams will play host to local-Peach Belt Conference rival UNC Pembroke this week.
  • Clayton State defeats Francis Marion in women’s soccer action
    September 30, 2017
    Clayton State University defeated Francis Marion University 6-0, Saturday afternoon (Sept. 30) in Peach Belt Conference women’s 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.
  • Patriots fight hard in 2-0 loss at Lander
    September 27, 2017
    Francis Marion University had two chances early in the game to grab the lead against Lander University, but were not able to put the ball in the back of the net. The Bearcats went on to score once in each half, shutting out the Patriots 2-0, Wednesday evening (Sept. 27) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • Patriots women’s soccer falls to PBC-leading Nighthawks
    September 23, 2017
    Francis Marion University fell to the University of North Georgia 5-0 in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action on Saturday evening (Sept. 23).
  • McEwen picks up PBC weekly honor
    September 20, 2017
    Francis Marion University freshman Dayle McEwen has been named the Peach Belt Conference Defender of the Week for the week of Sept. 11-17.
  • FMU women’s soccer wins an OT thriller at Coker College
    September 16, 2017
    Freshman defender Dayle McEwen came up clutch in the second overtime with a goal to give the Francis Marion University women’s soccer team a 2-1 win in non-conference collegiate soccer action against Coker College, Saturday evening (Sept. 16).
  • 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.
  • FMU women’s soccer blanks Mount Olive in 4-0 victory
    September 14, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s soccer team had four different players with goals as they shutout the University of Mount Olive on Thursday night (Sept. 14) by a score of 4-0 in non-conference collegiate women’s soccer action.

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Upcoming Events
Sat Oct 21
5:00 PM
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Senior Day
Wed Oct 25
7:30 PM
Flagler
Sea of Red Match
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Results
No Event
Wed Sep 06
Cancelled
Newberry
Sat Sep 09
Postponed
at Carson-Newman
Thu Sep 14
Final
at Mount Olive W, 4-0
Sat Sep 16
Final - 2OT
at Coker W, 2-1
Sat Sep 23
Final
at North Georgia L, 5-0
Wed Sep 27
Final
at Lander L, 2-0
Sat Sep 30
Final
Clayton St. L, 6-0
McLeod Children's Hospital Day
Wed Oct 04
Final
UNC Pembroke L, 1-0
Sat Oct 07
Final
at Young Harris L, 2-0
Wed Oct 11
Final - OT
at USC Aiken W, 3-2
Sat Oct 14
Final
Columbus St. L, 11-1
Sanfilippo Awareness Match
Wed Oct 18
1st half - 00:00
at Georgia College 1-1
No Event
No Event
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