ATHLETIC FUNDRAISING – PIONEER CLUB

Behind a good athletics program is an effective annual fund raising program, which must compete with the top programs in Region X and the nation. Continued financial support is needed from existing members, and new support is eagerly sought.

One of the key ways through which SMC is able to secure funds for student athlete scholarships is through The Pioneer Club. The Pioneer Club of Spartanburg Methodist College is a great way to stay connected and to support our athletic programs. On behalf of our more than 300 student athletes that participate in 14 competitive and nationally prominent NJCAA Division I varsity sports, we would like to invite you to be part of the winning tradition at SMC. Membership in The Pioneer Club is open to anyone interested in support SMC athletics — and we encourage our students and young alums, especially, to become involved in the Club as well.

Various sponsorships, the SMC Golf Classic (held bi-annually) and an athletic magazine are among the vehicles used to attain these financial goals for the Pioneer Athletics program as well.

For more information, contact athletic director Mark Perdue at (864) 587-4237 or via email at perduem@smcsc.edu .

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Pioneer Club?

The Pioneer Club is Spartanburg Methodist College’s athletic support fund.  Through the efforts of the Pioneer Club more than 200 students receive scholarship assistance annually, helping them to pursue an academic as well as an athletic dream.

These men and women compete on fourteen (14) intercollegiate athletic programs and compete at the local, conference, regional, and national levels.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Pioneer Club? Then download a copy of our brochure/registration form and return it to us!

What are the goals of the Pioneer Club?

The Pioneer Club raises funds to go toward scholarships for the more than 200 physically gifted students at SMC.  With federal and state funds continually being reduced, this large increase in the goal has become necessary.  We need the help of alumni, friends, and former athletes, now more than any other time in recent history!  We need to close the gap between the cost of education through the scholarships awarded and the actual amount of money raised.

Who can join?

Membership in The Pioneer Club is open to anyone interested in supporting SMC athletics — and we encourage our students and young alums, especially, to become involved in the Club as well.

TIP: Double Your Gift!

Many companies match employee contributions to a college such as SMC.  The amount varies by company but may range up to four times the original gift.  Stop by your company’s personnel office and request a matching gift form and mail it to the College.

The beautiful River Falls Plantation in Duncan, SC is the location for a semi-annual golf fund raiser held in the Spring and Fall each year. Consider a sponsorship and plan to join us for a great day of golf on a 18-hole Gary Player Signature Golf Course.