FOUNTAIN, Colo., Aug. 1, 2015— Sam’s Club will open its newly relocated club at 4385 Venetucci Blvd. in Fountain Thursday, Aug. 6 following an 8 a.m. grand opening ceremony.  The new club sits next to a brand new Walmart Supercenter which recently opened two weeks ago.

As part of the grand opening celebration, the company will present a $20,000 donation to The Home Front Cares. The nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs provides emergency support to families of those deployed overseas. The Home Front Cares provides monetary assistance to families of deployed servicemen and women with emergency needs such as helping pay rent and utility bills.

“Everyone in this area knows someone serving in the military,” said Sam’s Club Manager Lyza Smith. “We should always be there to assist the families of those deployed.”

“Our company was founded by a veteran and we have a long standing tradition of supporting our military,” said Walmart Store Manager Judy Gomez Zimmerman.  “We feel fortunate to be able to help those who’ve done so much to protect our freedoms.”

Grand opening ceremony to feature local officials, special events

Fountain Mayor Gabriel Ortega and members of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will be among those in attendance at Thursday’s grand opening ceremony. The Ft. Carson Mounted Color Guard will present colors. National anthem to be performed by Rachel and Logan Johnson, children of our very own Sam’s Club member, Brian Johnson.

Sam’s Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations.  The club pharmacy which is open to the public will be offering free grand opening health screenings whichwill assess cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing and a variety of other wellness areas.  The health screenings will be available Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Committed to Veterans and their Careers

Sam’s Club believes in supporting the men and women who serve our country. That’s why, along with parent company Walmart, the company launched its Welcome Home initiative in 2013. This programguarantees a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty. In just two years, more than 92,000 veterans have been hired, many within their first 12 months off active service. The company expects to hire 250,000 veterans by Memorial Day 2020.

Membership Information & Military Offer

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. If you’re a veteran or a current member of the military, including military spouses, you can receive a $15 gift card when you join. 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.

Quality products and services help small businesses and busy families

The membership warehouse club will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible savings on quality products, including the national and local brands they love, as well as some unexpected finds.

Busy families can rely on fresh producequality meats and home meal solutions, whileoffice supplies, vending machine snacks and paper goods prepare small business members for success. The club also boasts an array of service offerings for its members including a PharmacyOptical department, Hearing Aid Center, and Travel. Business members will find services tailored to meet their specific needs like credit card payment processingmobile payroll and legal services

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 652 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.

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