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Local Sam’s Club® Hosts Houston Cougar and NBA Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes

Basketball legend to sign free autographs on Sept. 27 at the new Sam’s Club - Pearland

PRLog - Sep. 21, 2012 - HOUSTON -- Sam’s Club and General Mills have announced that they will host a Member Appreciation event at the new Sam’s Club - Pearland on Thursday, Sept 27, from 6-8 p.m.  As part of the day’s celebration, University of Houston Cougar and Houston Rockets’ Legend Elvin Hayes will meet with fans and sign free autographs.

The associates at the Sam’s Club - Pearland look forward to serving the community with top of the line service all year long and are excited to hosting Hayes at 15800 S. Freeway in Pearland.

As The Sporting News College Basketball Player of the Year in 1967, Hayes was the first selection of the 1968 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. The “Big E” average 21 points per game over his illustrious 16-year career, including a stint with the Houston Rockets.  Hayes was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990 and named one of the NBA’s 50 greatest players in 1996.

“We encourage fans to join us for a fun and exciting day,” said Randall Yarborough, Sam’s Club manager of the Pearland location. “This event is our way of thanking the community for their patronage of our numerous clubs in the area. We are excited and look forward to seeing all the smiling faces of Pearland and surrounding communities, as we welcome Houston legend Elvin Hayes to our new location.”

Sam’s Club members and guests are welcomed and encouraged to visit the Pearland location at any time throughout the day.  Autographs are limited to one per person and are only guaranteed for the first 120 people in line.

WHO:    Elvin Hayes, University of Houston and Houston Rockets Legend

WHAT:    Customer Appreciation Autograph Appearance with Elvin Hayes
WHEN:   Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m.

WHERE:   Sam’s Club - Pearland – 15800 S. Freeway Pearland, TX 77584

About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US $16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

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 to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 30 percent over grocery and specialty retailers. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

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