Sam’s Club Set to Open Moore Club Thursday

Celebration to include appearances by Barry Switzer, Tony Casillas, and Steve Owens

MOORE, Okla.--()--Sam’s Club will open its newest location at 1705 S. Broadway Ave. in Moore this Thursday, May 7 following an 8 a.m. grand opening ceremony. The membership warehouse club has brought 190 jobs to the community and will give residents and small business owners the opportunity to access incredible deals and amazing finds on quality merchandise, including products made in Oklahoma.

“I’m extremely proud of our associates who’ve already volunteered 500 hours in the Moore community before we’ve even opened our doors to the public.”

The grand opening celebration will focus on the company’s commitment to the local community. Sam’s Club associates selected several Moore-area schools and non-profit organizations to receive $16,000 in community giving grants. Grant award winners include:

  • Houchin Elementary School
  • Kelley Elementary School
  • Southgate Elementary School
  • Central Junior High
  • Highland West Junior High
  • Highland East Junior High
  • Moore High School
  • Westmoore High School
  • Southmoore High School
  • Ally’s House
  • Cleveland County Christmas Store

“We’re so happy to be part of the community and look forward to giving back whenever we can,” said Club Manager Farrokh Moinian. “I’m extremely proud of our associates who’ve already volunteered 500 hours in the Moore community before we’ve even opened our doors to the public.”

Some of those hours were spent volunteering in the aftermath of the March 25 tornado. Associates helped re-locate Southgate Elementary School after the building was damaged during the storm. Associates also handed out 500 brown bag lunches in the community to disaster survivors and relief workers. In the last fiscal year, Sam’s Club and parent company Walmart gave more than $36 million and nearly 20 million pounds of food to non-profits in the state of Oklahoma.

Grand opening ceremony features local officials, special events

Oklahoma Senator Anthony Sykes, Moore Mayor Glen Lewis, City Manager Steve Eddy and members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce will be among those in attendance at Thursday’s grand opening ceremony. The American Legion will present colors and Courtney Miles, daughter of Sam’s Club associate Sherry Miles, will perform the national anthem. There will also be a performance by the Moore High School Band.

To add to the excitement of the grand opening, the club will host celebrity appearances and autograph signings, including:

  • Tony Casillas, former OU and Dallas Cowboys Defensive Lineman, May 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Steve Owens, former OU Running Back and 1969 Heisman Trophy winner, May 8 from 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Barry Switzer, former OU and Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, May 9 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Sam’s Club will also showcase a variety of food samples and product demonstrations. Special Road Show events include Oklahoma’s very own Black Jack Beef Jerky, Suan’s Pepper Jelly and Woody Candy 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, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 4p.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 and legal services.

Membership Information

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 649 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.

Contacts

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Dianna Gee, 800-331-0085
Dianna.Gee@samsclub.com

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Sam’s Club will open its newest location at 1705 S. Broadway Ave. in Moore this Thursday, May 7 following an 8 a.m. grand opening ceremony.

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