AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sam’s Club will open its newest club in Austin this Thursday, April 16. The doors will officially open following an 8 a.m. grand opening ceremony at the club located at 10901 Lakeline Mall Drive.
The grand opening celebration will focus on the company’s commitment to the local community. Sam’s Club associates selected several Austin-area organizations to receive $16,000 in community giving grants. In the last fiscal year, Sam’s Club, and parent company Walmart, gave more than $111 million to non-profits in the state of Texas. The following local organizations will be presented checks during a special VIP night prior to the public grand opening on Wednesday, April 15 from 4 to 5:00 p.m.
- Cedar Park Library
- American Legion Hunter-Morris Memorial Post #911
- Minorities for Equality in Employment, Education, Liberty and Justice, Inc.
- Meals on Wheels of Burnet Counties
- Wildlife Revealed
- Williamson County Humane Society
“Sam’s Club is committed to the communities we serve and that means supporting organizations that are important to our associates and members,” said Club Manager Maurice May. “The great thing about our grant giving program is our local associates are involved in the selection process.”
Grand Opening ceremony features local officials, special events
The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Meals on Wheels of Burnet and Williamson Counties will be among those in attendance at Thursday’s grand opening ceremony. The Vista Ridge ROTC will present colors and local talent Mariah Winder will perform the National Anthem.
To add to the excitement of the grand opening, the club will host celebrity appearances and autograph signings including:
- Bob Lilly, Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle for the Dallas Cowboys, April 16 from 1-3 p.m.
- Vince Young, former Longhorns Quarterback, April 16 from 3 – 5 p.m.
- Kasey Studdard, former Longhorns Offensive Tackle, April 16 from 3 – 5 p.m.
- Colt McCoy, former Longhorns Quarterback and Current Redskins Quarterback, April 17 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Sam’s Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations. Special Road Show events include Texas favorite Kountry Boy Sausage, DFS Gourmet Butter, Rhineland Cutlery and the VITA-MIX Blender to name a few.
Free health screenings are offered regularly to both members and the public by the Sam’s Club Pharmacy. Grand opening screenings will assess cholesterol, blood pressure, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas, and will run Thursday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and April 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Quality products and services help small businesses and busy families
In this shopper friendly club, members can rely on fresh produce, quality meats, and home meal solutions, among the huge selection of merchandise. The club also boasts an array of service offerings for its members including a Pharmacy, Optical department, Hearing Aid Center, and Travel. Business members will find services tailored to meet their specific needs like credit card payment processing, mobile payroll as well as legal services.
A Sam's Club membership is an investment that more than pays for itself. Whether buying for a household or a business, a Sam's Club member can access exclusive savings on merchandise and outstanding benefits. For more information on benefits and pricing, visit SamsClub.com/membership.
Non-members are encouraged to visit the new club and take advantage of a free One-Day Pass available online or in the club at the Member Service Desk.
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services in 648 clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. To learn more about Savings Made Simple, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at SamsClub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.