FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University athletic department has begun an ambitious Swamp Fox Club fund-raising campaign for the 2002-03 year with a record goal of $200,000.
Recognizing the nickname of the university’s namesake, the Swamp Fox Club is the fund-raising arm of the Francis Marion athletic program.
According to FMU athletic director Murray Hartzler, “The mission of the organization is provide a quality college experience for student-athletes as well as scholarship support for each team, as established under NCAA guidelines. Although a lofty figure, we are serious in our goal to raise $200,000 this year. All the money raised benefits every athletic team at the university.”
Depending on the amount of the contribution, different membership privileges are afforded Swamp Fox Club members. Memberships are available to both individuals and businesses.
Annually, more than 170 student-athletes receive some scholarship assistance from the athletic booster club. FMU sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports, seven each for men and women.
For more information or to receive a Swamp Fox Club brochure, call the athletic office at 843-661-1240.