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Sat Sep 17
Final
Montevallo L, 6-2
Wed Sep 21
Final
at Armstrong State L, 8-0
Sat Sep 24
Final
North Georgia L, 4-0
McLeod Children's Hospital Family Day
Wed Sep 28
Final
Lander L, 4-1
Sea of Red Match
Sat Oct 01
Final
at Clayton St. L, 4-0
Thu Oct 13
Final
USC Aiken L, 8-0
Sanfilippo Syndrome Awareness Match
Sat Oct 15
Final
at Columbus St. L, 9-0
Mon Oct 17
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 4-1
Wed Oct 19
Final
Georgia College L, 7-0
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 3-1
Mon Oct 24
Final
Young Harris L, 8-0
Senior Day
Wed Oct 26
Final
at Flagler L, 4-0
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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

  • 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 WSOC and Florence Biggest Losers
    April 17, 2017
    Wendy Bird, president of the United Way of Florence County, presents Lindsey Morgan, head coach of the Francis Marion University women's soccer program, with a token of thanks for her squad's participation with contestants in the Florence's Biggest Loser competition.
  • FMU announces women’s soccer signees
    March 10, 2017
    Francis Marion University women’s soccer head coach Lindsey Morgan recently announced a signing class of 10 that included midfielder Brittany Boyd of Virginia Beach, Va., defender/midfielder Holly Bowman of Kernersville, N.C., midfielder Emma Hall of Candler, N.C., defender Brooke Kennedy of Little River, S.C., midfielder Kylie McElroy of Holly Springs, N.C., midfielder Dayle McEwen of Collinsville, Ill., forward/midfielder Imani McGee of Stafford, Va., midfielder/defender Megan Misuraca of Cary, N.C., forward/midfielder Sarah Moll of Waxhaw, N.C., and midfielder Abigail Williams of Kernersville, N.C.
  • Women's Soccer works outs Biggest Loser Contestants
    March 07, 2017
    The Francis Marion University women's soccer program recently worked out contestants in Florence's Biggest Loser Program.
  • 100 FMU Student-Athletes Honored for Classroom Work
    January 11, 2017
    A total of 100 student-athletes at Francis Marion University, who earned 3.0 or higher grade point averages during the 2016 fall semester, have been named to the university’s Swamp Fox Honor Roll.
  • Four named to enter FMU Athletic Hall of Fame
    January 11, 2017
    Francis Marion University athletic officials recently announced that former women’s volleyball player Crystal Poskey Ashley (’02), former women’s soccer standouts Katie Roberts Chapman (‘04) and Kerri Williams (‘00), and former administrator and golf coach Dr. Rufus R. Hackney Jr. are the newest inductees into the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • FMU Women's Soccer 2017 Prospect Camp set for Jan. 21
    December 06, 2016
    The Francis Marion University women's soccer program has scheduled a 2017 Prospect Camp for prospective high school age players on Saturday, Jan. 21.
  • 4 Patriots named to women’s soccer PBC academic squad
    November 04, 2016
    Four members of the Francis Marion University women’s soccer team – senior midfielder Kelly Anthony, senior forward Tori Whigham, junior defender Melina Much, and sophomore midfielder/goalkeeper Janine Gordon – have been selected to the 2016 Peach Belt Conference Women‘s Soccer All-Academic Team.
  • FMU’s Anthony gains All-PBC recognition
    November 03, 2016
    Francis Marion University senior midfielder Kelly Anthony was named to the Peach Belt Conference Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team at the annual awards banquet in Evans, Ga., on Thursday night (Nov. 3).
  • Murakami set season record in Patriot finale
    October 26, 2016
    Francis Marion University junior goalkeeper Casey Murakami registered a career-high 16 saves and in the process set a new Patriot season mark for stops, but Flagler College broke a scoreless deadlock with four second-half goals in a 4-0 win by the Saints, Wednesday night (Oct. 26) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • Patriot Women drop Senior Day match
    October 24, 2016
    Coming off a win this weekend, Francis Marion University battled Young Harris College tough on Senior Day before succumbing to the Mountain Lions 8-0, Monday afternoon (Oct. 24) in Peach Belt Conference women’s soccer action.
  • First-Half Scores push Patriot Women past GSW 3-1
    October 22, 2016
    Senior Kelly Anthony and freshman Carli Gauthier and Avery Towns all scored first-half goals to propel Francis Marion University to a 3-1 Peach Belt Conference victory over Georgia Southwestern State University, Saturday afternoon (Oct. 22) in women’s soccer action.
  • Bobcats down Patriot Women in PBC action
    October 19, 2016
    Junior Amanda Bartholomew accounted for seven points, including a hat trick of goals, to lead Georgia College to a 7-0 Peach Belt Conference win over Francis Marion University, Wednesday night (Oct. 19) in women’s soccer action.

Schedule Tabs

Upcoming Events
Wed Aug 23
7:00 PM
at Anderson (S.C.)
Exhibition
Thu Aug 31
7:00 PM
Converse
Sat Sep 02
4:00 PM
Belmont Abbey
Wed Sep 06
5:00 PM
Newberry
Sat Sep 09
3:00 PM
at Carson-Newman
Wed Sep 13
7:00 PM
at Mount Olive
Sat Sep 16
4:00 PM
at Coker
Sat Sep 23
4:30 PM
at North Georgia
Wed Sep 27
5:00 PM
at Lander
Sat Sep 30
3:00 PM
Clayton St.
Wed Oct 04
7:00 PM
UNC Pembroke
Sat Oct 07
2:30 PM
at Young Harris
No Event
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Results
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Sat Sep 17
Final
Montevallo L, 6-2
Wed Sep 21
Final
at Armstrong State L, 8-0
Sat Sep 24
Final
North Georgia L, 4-0
McLeod Children's Hospital Family Day
Wed Sep 28
Final
Lander L, 4-1
Sea of Red Match
Sat Oct 01
Final
at Clayton St. L, 4-0
Thu Oct 13
Final
USC Aiken L, 8-0
Sanfilippo Syndrome Awareness Match
Sat Oct 15
Final
at Columbus St. L, 9-0
Mon Oct 17
Final
at UNC Pembroke L, 4-1
Wed Oct 19
Final
Georgia College L, 7-0
Sat Oct 22
Final
at Ga. Southwestern W, 3-1
Mon Oct 24
Final
Young Harris L, 8-0
Senior Day
Wed Oct 26
Final
at Flagler L, 4-0
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